So what do all of Riot’s spin-off game projects look like? Well, it appears that long-time CounterStrike: Global Offensive commentator HenryG got a look at the company’s shooter currently known as Project A, and it apparently plays… a lot like CS:GO. You might think that’s just a common point of reference, but the game’s matches literally involve 12 rounds to win, have attackers and defenders switching halfway through the game, and offer two bomb sites, all of which perfectly mirror the most popular game mode of the other shooter.
While the game is technically hero-based, it’s far more focused on weaponry and shooting, as abilities generally need to be purchased before each new round along with weapons. Good news if you want to play CS:GO without quite so much Valve involved, but at least at this point it seems like it’s following a pretty solid template rather than branching out too far. This has not stopped some analysts and industry watchers from being very excited about its long-term prospects.