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News video games 04 August 2022, 14:06

author: Miriam Moszczynska

LoL MMO Still in the Pipeline, but Its Concept is Not Clear

An MMO set in the world of LoL is still one big unknown. Riot Games vice president Greg Street revealed that the game is being developed, although many changes are being undertaken.


League of Legends universe is growing quite rapidly, after all we have already received a card game, a mobile game, a rhythm game and in RPG. What's more, a fighting game and an MMO are on their way. There is silence on the last of the aforementioned games, although as revealed by Greg Street, vice president of Riot Games - that's the plan.

Silence after the MMO announcement

MMO set in the world of LoL was announced at the end of 2020, and we haven't actually heard much about it since. In contrast, this April we received information that the completion of the game is not certain at all.

Subsequent reports, while not denying this news, explain why the MMO was announced "quietly".. Namely, the fact that virtually no information about the game has been revealed until now was the CEO's plan.

In addition, Riot Games was also aware that the MMO would sooner or later leak to the web. Therefore, they decided to get ahead of them.

LoL MMO Still in the Pipeline, but Its Concept is Not Clear - picture #1
Source: Twiter

Disclosure risks

Street stressed in the thread that revealing any details involves the fact that the media will pick up on them, and thus it will be difficult for developers to make changes (of which there are many in the early stages of work).

"So we know that when we start releasing information, on features, story, art, everything will become more real. And it will also make it more difficult to change these features, storyline or update graphics.

(...) We'll leave announcements and answers to nagging questions for later, when we're more certain that the direction [of the game's development - ed. note] will hold. We don't need 100% certainty. But we need more of it than we have today."

So it's not like fans waiting for an MMO from LoL will not receive any news. They will be appear, but the time is not yet right.

Riot wants to release a complete game

As for the release, Street assures that the MMO will be released when it is fully ready. The developer wants players, when entering the game, to be able to say "Yes, this is what we've been waiting for. This is what we wanted."

Which of these words will turn out to be true, we will find out in the future. Putting Street's lengthy thread together, one gets the impression that Riot plans to conduct communications in a similar, if not the same manner as in the case of Project L (the aforementioned fighting game).