Riot Games used to be memed for being called Riot GameS when they only had a single game for a solid 10 years. But the one game made good cash and well on their 10-year annie-versary (sorry had to put that one in) they dropped one bomb after another.
So now that it’s been a few years, let’s recap just what Riot promised us back then, what they’ve already made a reality and what we can expect from Riot Games moving forward.
Riot MMO and Fighting Game
So these are the two big projects on the docket for Riot Games. An MMO set in Runeterra, the world we’ve been calling home for the past 11-years as well as a fighting game with our favorite champions from League of Legends.
The Fighting Game, currently called Project L, will hopefully become a staple at fighting game tournaments like EVO. It would be so sick to see some of the best fighting game players take on the 2D fighting game. Step aside Tekken, a new fighting game champ is in town.
The MMO is still in early production so fans shouldn’t expect this game to be released for a while. MMO’s are the most difficult and most expensive game types to create. Thankfully, League of Legends has a solid fan base, decent lore which will intrigue players to play the MMO once it is released.
Long term, the MMO team is planning to have roles in both LA and Seattle. This is a big win because we can build a better team with more developers from both areas.— Mark Yetter (@MarkYetter) December 9, 2021
(other Riot teams are doing the same, so they also will have this benefit)https://t.co/kL5giZvTIY
VALORANT - Riot’s First FPS Game
Of course, we cannot forget about the hit game that is VALORANT. The Counter-Strike-like shooter has taken over the world and is one of the most popular FPS games on the market. With new agents – almost wrote champions sorry – being added this looks to be a game that will stick around.
The diversity is interesting and keeps players engaged, though many do think that the map designs are a bit wonky. Let’s see if Riot ever makes any changes to upcoming maps though.
Mobile Games and Card Games
We cannot forget about Wild Rift and Legends of Runeterra. These games have expanded the world of Runeterra and have made the world much more accessible to players who might not be interested in playing a MOBA.
Legends of Runeterra is one of the easiest card games to get into and the fact that you don’t need to spend money – cough Hearthstone cough – to win is also a big plus. Seriously, you might need to grind a bit, but you can get every single card for free in a decent amount of time.
Wild Rift is basically League of Legends on your phone and it should even be making it to console at one point. Let’s go League dominates the world!
Riot Forge Games
To make matters even better, you can also play a multitude of other League of Legends games thanks to Riot Forge. Riot Forge is a distributor that works with other game developers to create League of Legends themed games.
Thus far we got to play Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, which is a turn-based-RPG and we had some fun destroying Piltover as Ziggs in Hextech Mayhem as well.
Riot Games Cinematics and Arcane
Now to top it all off, if for some reason you landed on this page and aren’t into gaming – seriously why are you here?? – then you should be happy to know that League of Legends has a whole lot of insanely cool cinematic shorts on YouTube.
Not only that but have you heard of a little show called Arcane? That’s also part of the Riot Games multiverse! So, seriously, there is something for everyone out there who enjoys gaming and entertainment.
Who would have thought that Riot Games would make movies too? Soon they’ll rebrand to ‘Riot Entertainment’... They’ve got the music, movies and gaming expertise, right?