League of Legends MMO Producer Announces Plans to Leave Riot

By | March 7, 2023

Just over two years after Riot Games announced its League of Legends MMORPG, the game’s executive producer is stepping down.

Today, executive producer Greg Street announced his departure from Riot Games in a Twitter thread.

“A combo of personal and professional considerations led me to down this path,” Street wrote. “We experienced some devastating personal losses last year and I want to be closer to my surviving family.”

However, Street assured Riot fans that the MMO spinoff is still in production.

“The MMO is in good hands and it’s the right time to hand over the reigns for the next phase,” he wrote. “I plan to stay in game development and I have had a number of exciting opportunities presented to me already. And I will be with you all playing the Riot MMO when it comes out.”

Street first joined Riot as the lead gameplay designer on the original League of Legends in 2013, according to Riot’s website. He announced the League of Legends MMORPG in 2020 via a tweet, though in 2022, he said there is “no guarantee” the game releases.

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Of course, the League of Legends MMORPG isn’t the only League of Legends-related project Riot currently has in the works. In January, a spinoff called Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story was leaked, and last December, we got another look at the upcoming League of Legends fighter Project L.

Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they’ve contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.