Among the most popular games today, how can we not mention League of Legends? The title of Riot Games has its followers by the millions. And there is no doubt that the adventure will not end there.
League of Legends is a hugely lucrative license. The popularity of the game is well established and the studio has already capitalized on it by launching several spin-off games. Today we learn of the existence of a major new project , in a genre that should again be hugely popular, an MMORPG in the universe of League of Legends.
Riot Games is working on an MMORPG in the League of Legends universe
Riot Games spans every genre of video game imaginable. Greg Street, vice president of licensing and entertainment at Riot Games, revealed on Twitter that the studio is currently working on a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, an MMORPG, set in the League of Legends universe. “My new job is to launch a big (some might say huge) game that many of you, including the Rioters, have been asking us to create for a long time,” he wrote. And when asked for confirmation, Greg Street simply replied, “This is an MMO.” Without adding the slightest detail. In any case, nothing should be expected for a very long time.
Yet another major project for the studio
Still, this is a very exciting project. Riot Games made their name in the industry with League of Legends, an extremely popular free-to-play MOBA ( Online Multiplayer Battle Arena ). The studio subsequently expanded its brand widely, with a spin-off dubbed Teamfight Tactics, a card game, Legends of Runeterra, and a mobile-optimized version of its MOBA dubbed Wild Rift. Riot is also already working on a fighting game, an animated TV series, and with its Riot Forge project, third-party developers can even make games in the League of Legends universe. The first of those games, Ruined King, is due out early next year. Additionally, Riot has an in-house music team responsible for creating virtual bands like K / DA, True Damage, and Pentakill.
The company is also working in parallel on Valorant. This shooter that uses elements of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch has been a resounding success since its launch a few months ago. Riot Games is also busy building the esports scene around Valorant, hoping to meet the same success here as the League of Legends pro scene, which draws millions of spectators from around the world to every major competition.