Big Download: Heroes of Newerth Interview

Launched in near stealth mode in mid-2009, S2 Games' multiplayer-themed RTS-action game Heroes of Newerth has become something of an underground success for the developer, who previously released the two games in the Savage RTS-FPS hybrid series. Heroes of Newerth's closed beta was already popular but the free open beta version of the game has already signed up over 2 million players since its release a few weeks ago.

The big question now is can S2 Games retain enough of the players who have checked out the game for free for its $30 commercial version that will officially be released later this year? Big Download got a chance to chat with S2 Games' co-founder Marc DeForest to find out more about their launch and post-launch plans for Heroes of Newerth.

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