Riot Games Reveals Several New Projects in the League of Legends Universe

Riot Games Reveals Several New Projects in the League of Legends Universe

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When your studio is world famous for one game alone, there can be a lot of pressure to deliver an impressive follow-up. Maybe the pressure wasn't felt by Riot, though, because they've announced a stunning nine new projects, all of them based in the League of Legends universe.

During an anniversary livestream, the company revealed details about each of those nine projects, though we know only the elevator pitches for each and they aren't all video games. The first is League of Legends: Wild Rift, which reimagines the renowned MOBA for consoles and mobile with optimized controls and UI, as well as a focus on shorter games of about 15 minutes each. While several of the other projects weren't given release dates, Wild Rift is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2020.

Legends of Runeterra is a collectible card game and it will follow the trend of avoiding purchasable randomized packs. Project A, meanwhile, is the studio's take on a hero shooter, described by Riot as "a stylish, competitive, character-based tactical shooter for PC." Project L is a fighting game and it's still early in development according to the studio. Project F is also early in its development and is meant to highlight "the possibilities of traversing the world of Runeterra with your friends" in a game that looked like Diablo on stream.

The hits keep on coming with League of Legends Esports Manager, which puts players in charge of a League of Legends esports team as they fight for video game glory. Like Wild Rift, it's eyeing a 2020 launch. Migrating to the mobile early next year is the company's popular autobattler as Teamfight Tactics Mobile. Lastly, a Netflix documentary documenting the rise of League of Legends is now available.

These ambitious plans indicate Riot's intent on growing League of Legends from an already successful PC game into a multigenre, multimedia giant. You can catch a recap of the studio's many upcoming projects here, featuring some early concept art and gameplay snippets.

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