Riot Games officially confirms development of LoL MMORPG

Olivia Richman • February 22, 22:29

After previous teases and leaks, Riot Games has officially announced that a League of Legends MMORPG game is in the works. 

An official page on the League of Legends website states that the publisher is looking to hire game developers to work on an MMORPG. These sorts of games are a big undertaking, Riot admitted, meaning the company is looking for more employees to “gear up for the journey.” This includes gameplay engineers, game designers, UX designers, game artists, and game production professionals. 

Riot specified that it wants developers who have direct experience working on MMOs. Riot lead game designer Greg Street confirmed the upcoming MMO back in December on Twitter. He explained that the MMO will take place in Runeterra, expanding the League of Legends universe even further. 

“My new job is to kick off a big, some might say massive, game that many of you, and many Rioters, have been asking us to create,” Street said. 

While he was playing coy at first, he confirmed that it was an MMO almost immediately after a fan asked him if it was going to be an MMO game. 

At that point, fans had been speculating about an MMORPG for about a year. During Riot Games’ 10-year celebration in 2019, the League of Legends developers teased a lot of upcoming titles. This included games that would eventually become Valorant and League of Legends: Wild Rift, a yet-to-be-revealed fighting game, and then something referred to as “Project F.” Project F was the least-talked-about project in the event. Only a short clip was shared but based on that clip, fans were already feeling confident it would be an MMO based on the footage. 

So far, Riot hasn’t revealed anything further about the MMORPG. It’s most likely not coming out in the near future, since Riot is in the beginning stages of the hiring process for this project. The League of Legends community will have to wait to find out what the story will be and what the game will entail. Fans will most likely be digging through League of Legend’s lore to figure out what to expect in what will likely become a highly anticipated game.

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