Riot Games confirms season two of Arcane is in production, offers an update on Runeterra fighting game Project L

Neither of which will be available in 2022, though

    
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Over the past weekend, Riot Games’ highly lauded League of Legends animated series Arcane debuted its final three episodes of the first season, which has naturally prompted calls for a second season. According to Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent, that second season is coming, though not without a bit of a wait. “So yeah, we are working on [..] season 2. The good news: you won’t have to wait for 6 years (the time it took us to making season 1). The bad news: it’s not coming in 2022,” Laurent writes.

The final three episodes were all part of a whole slew of videos unleashed during Riot’s RiotX Arcane promotional event, which included several music videos as well as a development update from Project L, the Ruenterra fighting game that was first revealed in 2019. Senior director and executive producer Tom Cannon confirmed that it would be a 2v2 tag fighter and offered a “vertical slice” of the game’s direction. Project L will also not be coming in 2022, as the devs are adamant in making “a super high-quality fighting game that the FGC can invest deeply in, playing for years or even decades.” Ideally, the studio can do that without also being sexually harassing to its devs.


Riot Games is considered a controversial company in the gaming world following a 2018 exposé of the sexual discrimination and harassment inherent in what workers described as its “bro culture.” The scandal brought forth accusations against multiple developers and high-ranking executives and ultimately led to a developer labor dispute and walk-out. Lawsuits from former workers and the state of California, which has alleged that Riot is refusing to cooperate with its investigation, are ongoing.
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Ben Stone

LoL really isnt my cup of tea gameplay-wise, but I really enjoyed Arcane, and that fighting game set in the world has me really, really excited. Its looking really solid.

Would be cool to have a full MMO set in that world too. I think I heard rumors of that at some point?

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Rndomuser

I think I heard rumors of that at some point?

It is not a rumor. https://www.riotgames.com/en/mmo-recruiting

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Bruno Brito

I really can’t argue with Riot’s quality. They have money and they inject it in their projects.

That being said, i cannot stand this goddamn franchise anymore. I loathe everything about it. The extremely forced diversity with stereotypical manequins, the fact that the company that makes it is absolute garbage and the same company is overseen by another megacorp that doesn’t give a damn. The fact that every single artist on twitter forgot what Riot was and is infesting my timeline with this filth. The fact that i played LoL for 5 years and all i got for it were psychological scars. The company destroying what little their franchise has of interesting by turning the entire lore and design into k-pop bullshit and extremely attractive characters ( wow, great diversity. Everyone is pretty as fuck ). The fact that they made their FG a tag-team game.

God, i hate this company and everything about it. I cannot stand the mere existence of this universe and the blight that it inflicted upon my soul after five soul-crushing years of peer-pressure playing that absolute shitstain of a game. I’m glad people are enjoying it ( but not THAT glad because…you know, Riot ) but please, keep it the hell away from me.

/rant off

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Rndomuser

Pretty cool, can’t wait to see more of Arcane.

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Saluka

Video is good enough to watch. Just bare in mind that you’re dealing with a company where people like to jump across office cubes with their balls hanging out which I find absolutely hilarious but others might get offended by it.

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Bruno Brito

I’m sorry, what?

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Vincent Clark

oof, I wish you hadn’t linked the old article about the harassment @Riot, the comments section in that article is particularly hard to swallow, even now.

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Leo

Riot games has confirmed that these new projects have successfully distracted people from their own terribleness.