In a Twitch livestream for the tenth anniversary of League of Legends on 15 October, Riot Games revealed multiple fresh titles spanning various different gaming genres.
Titled “Project A”, Riot Games have made their entry into first-person shooter games with what appears to be a simple team-based shooter game with the added twist of abilities. Most significantly, however, Riot promises that this game will have improved netcode compared to other titles, allowing for better synchronisation between players and servers.
Riot also has also revived the fighting game known as “Project L”. This game features League champions in a similar way to Tekken and Street Fighter, but little else is known about it as developers seem to be withholding information for now.
Almost nothing was said about Project F and all fans know is that it is essentially an action RPG multiplayer game that allows players to explore the world of Runeterra.
Even more obscure is “Project F”. Almost nothing was said about this, and all fans know is that it is essentially an action RPG multiplayer game that allows players to explore the world of Runeterra.
Riot has also released information about a card game called “Legends of Runeterra”. Much like Hearthstone, there are a variety of cards that can be obtained during gameplay, but Riot promises that there will be no randomised packs you have to pay for with real money. This game is currently in its closed beta test, with keys being given out to people who have pre-registered.
League itself will soon be available on mobile and consoles in a different form – Wild Rift. While similar to League, matches are expected to have shorter durations and cosmetic items will not be quite as prolific on release in comparison. Alpha and Beta tests are now running in select regions, with worldwide coverage expected by the end of 2020.
Fans will soon be able to form their dream teams in League’s Esports Manager, a game that places the player in the role of a manager where they will be able to select which professional League player they want on their team
Fans will soon be able to form their dream teams in League’s Esports Manager, a game that places the player in the role of a manager where they will be able to select which professional League player they want on their team to compete in fictional matches. This title is slated to launch in 2020.
Last but not least, Riot is creating an animated series based on League of Legends. Set to air in 2020, “Arcane”, according to the YouTube description, will be based on the backstory of “two iconic League champions”.
Teamfight Tactics received a mobile port, while League of Legends has a new champion, Senna, and an update to the Summoner’s Rift game mode.
Aside from new games, Riot also announced changes and updates to the existing titles of Teamfight Tactics and League of Legends itself. Specifically, the former received a mobile port, while the latter has a new champion, Senna, and an update to the ttSummoner’s Rift game mode.
With companies in the gaming industry coming under fire (Riot included) due to a variety of controversial decisions, these releases add a much-needed sense of anticipation and hope amidst the disappointment that has settled in.
Last modified: 2nd November 2019