Riot Games announces multiple League of Legends projects along with a new IP
Riot Games, the development team behind one of the world's most popular computer games in League of Legends, held a celebratory stream for the studio's 10th anniversary. In this stream, numerous announcements were made for upcoming projects currently being developed by the company. These range from a console and mobile port of the game that put them on the world stage, to a fighting game, to even an animated series.
The stream announced multiple ports, starting with a standalone mobile port of the Teamfight Tactics game built-in to League of Legends on PC. This mobile release will include cross-platform multiplayer with the PC version. Additionally, a console and mobile version of League, titled League of Legends: Wild Rift, was announced for a 2020 release. Riot says that, because they rebuilt the game from scratch and redesigned it for control on consoles and smartphones, it will not feature cross-platform multiplayer.
Another game announced in the League of Legends universe is titled Legends of Runeterra. As a strategy card game, Legends of Runeterra will be competing with the likes of Hearthstone, Shadowverse, Gwent, and other digital strategy card games. The game will be available for PC and smartphones, with a full release for the game targeting "sometime in 2020."
In addition to new League of Legends game announcements, Riot also announced 10-day event that will gift existing League of Legends players with a variety of in-game goodies.
Riot closed out their announcements with two unnamed projects, Project A and Project L. Project A was described as a "character-based, first-person tactical shooter" that is currently in development for PC. It is also set in a universe separate from League of Legends. On the other hand, Project L is a fighting game set in the League universe that is being developed by Riot Games subsidiary Radiant Entertainment. No release date was announced for either of these projects, though Project A has an official website.
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