From now on we can stop looking at Riot Games as a single game developer. Yesterday, during the 10 year League of Legends anniversary stream, Riot Games has finally revealed what the studio was working on in recent times. The list of works includes a hero shooter, fighting game, free-to-play card game, and many more cool new projects.
For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of news announced during the stream. While the information about some of these projects isn’t very clear (some of them don’t even have names), it’s nice to see that Riot is thinking about the future.
Legends of Runeterra
The first game on our list is the one that looks the most complete. Legends of Runeterra is an all-new free-to-play game based on the characters of League of Legends. Legends of Runeterra looks to be inspired by Hearthstone with a couple of cool practices taken from Valve’s Artifact. According to Riot Games, players will be able to construct their own decks from cards purchased within a game via in-game currency or real money. We just hope that you won’t need to spend a lot of money in order to construct a competitive deck. The game should come out for PC and mobile sometime in 2020. Take a look at this video to get acquainted with the title:
League of Legends: Wild Rift
A bit earlier in the year, we’ve speculated a lot about the possible future for the League of Legends. Now it’s finally time to talk facts. Riot Games officially revealed a mobile and console version for their popular MOBA game which is called League of Legends: Wild Rift. While it looks similar to its PC counterpart, Riot Games reassured that Wild Rift is built from scratch to accommodate console and mobile control scheme and make League of Legends action a bit more condensed, resulting in shorter (15-18 minute) matches.
Teamfight Tactics mobile
And that’s not all for those who love gaming on their mobile phones. Riot Games has announced that in early 2020, their popular League of Legends autobattler mode, Teamfight Tactics, will make its way to the platform as a separate game. Additionally, fans can hope to get a PC and mobile crossplay which is a nice touch for sure. However, it’s worth pointing out that pre-registration for the beta is now open only on Google Play. There’s no word about the iOS version yet.
Project A – a new hero shooter
To everyone’s surprise, Riot Games also revealed that the team is making their own mix of Counter Strike and Overwatch. Well, not exactly, but from what we’ve seen so far ‘Project A’ sure does remind us of the other popular tactical FPS games. According to Riot, Project A is a precise, competitive FPS in which unique character abilities create opportunities for your gunplay to shine. However, as we understand the game is very early in development and probably won’t be released anytime soon. The developers promised to share more details about the title over the next year.
Project L – a new fighting game
Another codename for the new game… ‘Project L” is the long-rumored fighting game set in the same League of Legends universe. As some of you might remember, Riot Games already confirmed this project being in development at the recent EVO event and we kinda hoped to get some more news, but we didn’t. Project L currently doesn’t have an estimated release date or window, no character roster, and no gameplay-related info whatsoever. The only thing we got on this is a weird snippet from the anniversary stream.
Project F – a secret social game
Either Riot Games is terrible at keeping secrets or they just want to get a grasp on how will the player community react to a particular sentence. It sounds something like this:
“Project F is a new social experience game that explores the possibilities of traversing the world of Runeterra with your friends.”
No release date, no genre, nothing… However, we can make a guess and say that most likely ‘Project F’ is some kind of MMORPG game since it’s the only rumor from the past which was neither confirmed nor denied by the company.
League of Legends Esports Manager
The final game revealed in the stream was an interesting one for certain. Riot Games announced that they’re releasing a simulator type game, where you’ll have to run your own esports team and manage all the day-to-day activities. One cool detail about this project is the fact that the company has plans to share the game’s profits with the League of Legends teams featured in the game. Nice touch and a welcome addition to an already popular League of Legends fantasy drafts.
Animated series and a documentary
For years now, Riot Games has been producing a lot of quality media outside the game. Its cinematics and animations are breathtaking and fans are kept on asking for more. Riot heard their prayers and started developing a new animated series called Arcane. According to Riot Games, the new series will tell a story about “the origins of two iconic League champions—and the power that will tear them apart.”
In addition to that, Riot Games also revealed that we’re getting a documentary film about the 10-years of building League of Legends. Titled as ‘League of Legends: Origins’, the film is focusing on the rise of League of Legends as a game and tracks the growth of its community. It’s also worth mentioning that the new film is created by Academy Award-nominated documentarian Leslie Iwerks. You can check it out right now on Netflix.