Riot Games is a legacy company at this point regardless of how you feel about League of Legends and the path they’ve been on. The company celebrated its 10th Anniversary yesterday hosting a livestream blessing fans with a number of announcements. Yesterday we reported on Riot bringing League of Legends to consoles and mobile phones in 2020. Riot Games didn’t stop there though, they’re looking to dip into different genres in an attempt to dominate the gaming space moving forward. Some even believe that Riot Games is looking to capitalize on all the hits Blizzard is taking right now.
What made all the announcements Riot Games made interesting was the fact that they’re trying to tackle some of the issues the gaming landscape has. For example, Project A is Riot Game’s upcoming first-person-shooter, during their news on the game, Riot talked about common fps issues like lagging, cheating and more. Project A looked like a mix of Counterstrike and Overwatch, however, it doesn’t sound like we’ll be getting this one any time soon.
Other announcements from Riot Games included a new fighting game, which also probably won’t be out any time soo and a new e-Sports Management Sim. The other intriguing news was Riot Games will be releasing a card game as well featuring their League of Legends cast. This was a commonality between a good portion of the news today, Riot is looking to spread their cast of over 100 champions to other games. The card game called Legends of Runeterra looks like a direct competitor to Hearthstone, once again Riot stood out by making a note that they want to make it more accessible to users. It won’t be about getting lucky and pulling cool cards that you have a 3% chance to get, Riot says users will be able to buy cards with premium currency or grind and work for in-game currency.
It has been over five years since I’ve given League of Legends a spin, Riot Games’ stream the other night has me excited for what’s to come from their camp. Their notable dedication to fixing widespread gaming industry issues like microtransactions, lag, and cheating means there’s still hope in the gaming industry.
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Source: PC Gamer