Riot’s League of Legends MMO: ‘We’re going to make some choices that you may not agree with’

    
24

Let this post be your intermittent reminder that, yes, Riot Games is working on an unnamed and not-quite-officially-announced MMORPG. Of some kind. The project was revealed last December to be set in the Runeterra universe, and Riot Games is still in the process of hiring for it.

In fact, the studio just put out a call for a level designer to “help prove an innovative game concept in the early stages of development.” Riot said in the job listing that the team is “still small” and is operating in an “ambiguous environment where goals and constraints are mostly team-driven.”

And to help temper your runaway expectations, project lead Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street put out a post on the MMO’s design, saying, “One thing I can say about ‘unannounced’ MMORPG is that you won’t all love every feature in it. We’re going to make some choices that you may not agree with. Players want different things in their games. That’s fine. Some of you (shudder) may not love the game at all. Also fine.”

Several follow-up tweets from Street addressed the streaming culture, the leveling experience, player feedback, social toxicity, and time investment. He did say that he didn’t “want to get into specific features yet” but that players should know that he loves him some dungeons and raids. He emphasized that Riot won’t have anything to show on the game “for a long time” — definitely nothing in 2021.

“It will almost certainly have RPG systems like stats, gear, dungeons. We’re not ready yet to talk about how much it is or is not like other games out there,” Street also clarified. He then added: “I have been preparing my whole life for this.”

Advertisement

No posts to display

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Rottenrotny

I’m ready for something new, but I hope they keep it kinda old school.

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Kickstarter Donor
luxundae

ok ok i hear you that’s cool…

…but you won’t make any changes that i disagree with, right?

Reader
Zanny Pants

I remember Ghostcrawler from back in the early WoW days. Every horrible change that was made was always made by him.

Reader
Jetra_Virsai

“Some things you won’t like”

…Alright, so it’s going to be pure PvP, Pay to Win, Open World, Sandbox, Gender-locked, grind-a-thon with crafting.

Pass.

Reader
Truvidien

Please do not be mobile..

Reader
David R.

I’m hoping it is 🤞

Neiloch Fyrestarter
Reader
Neiloch Fyrestarter

When they announced on twitter my reply was
“Is it going to be on mobile or is it going to be good?”

Reader
Rndomuser

If it will be an open world PvP game – I’d play it even though I understand many players will not be playing it because of that. Hopefully it won’t rely too much on instanced PvP, something which everyone can already get in any MOBA or any multiplayer FPS. And hopefully it won’t be another dungeon grinder, something which is also available in many current games.

Reader
Solaris

I’ve always loved Riot’s art direction buy I don’t love MOBAs. Hoping this will not be a mobile MMO. I’d be happy with a casual raid/dungeon crawler MMO.

Reader
Witches

In other words ffa pvp.

Reader
Bryan Correll

Well, it isn’t possible to make a game where everyone agrees with design choices.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Estranged

Sounds like typical Ghostcrawler. Could be much worse, guys.