Riot confirms Runeterra MMO’s group-centered design philosophy


While Riot Games’ in-development Runeterra MMO still hasn’t publicized anything that resembles gameplay, release plans, or even testing plans, what it does have is vision. Executive Producer Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street replied to a question on Twitter about whether the studio’s developing MMO will be solo-friendly or group-centric, prompting the following response:

“This will be vague, but our philosophy is if you want to play a single player game, there are great ones out there. Horizon! GoW! Persona! Shout out to Pathfinder WotR! If you want to play a game with a community, with friends, then play our MMO.”

Followers of the game can now add this group-minded design philosophy to the other aspirations this MMO will have, including some form of PvP, a pretty sizeable world, and a diverse character creation toolset. Vision.

source: Twitter via Reddit
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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