Riot Games is making an MMORPG, though it was announced in a bit of an unusual way. This upcoming MMO will be the first foray into the genre from the developers behind League of Legends and Valorant.On Twitter, Riot vice president of intellectual property and entertainment Greg Street tweeted that he is hiring for a new project that will develop the League of Legends universe. When asked whether it was an MMO, Street outright confirmed that it will be on Twitter.
While a major project like League of Legends MMO isn’t typically announced on a personal Twitter account, the move makes sense for Riot who has been working furiously in recent years to expand its stable of games beyond League of Legends.
In the past two years, Riot has developed and released Legends of Runeterra, a competitive card game based on the League of Legends universe; as well as Valorant, a competitive shooter based on an original IP.
Riot also announced Riot Forge, a publishing initiative where Riot will work with outside developers on games and other projects based in the League of Legends universe. One of its first projects is Ruined King, a turn-based LoL RPG coming to consoles and PC in 2021.
There’s also a fighting game Riot has been quietly working on for years, as well as Arcane, an animated League of Legends animated TV series, as if Riot wasn’t busy enough.
IGN reached out to Riot for clarification and we were pointed to Street’s tweet. But that’s another League of Legends project announced, then. Keep an eye out for more updates on this in the future.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.Source