Riot set to make single-player League of Legends game
Riot Games has revealed it will be developing multiplayer single-player League of Legends (LoL) titles.
Traditionally, the studio is best-known for developing the hit multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game but it has now declared its intentions to deviate from the genre.
It has announced its indie publishing arm ‘Riot Forge’ which will be focused on creating single-player and story-driven games in its pre-established universe.
To accomplish this, the newly-formed branch will be outsourcing third-party developers to work externally.
Each partnered developer will be guided by Riot Forge with the “wealth of knowledge built over the last 10 years and help them stay true to League lore or advance it”.
The aim is to produce a multitude of League titles that will be available on all platforms including PC, console and mobile.
Each one will be ‘bespoke’ and offer new experiences that expand the LoL world.
“We aim to ensure that each of our games is designed with the right platform in mind for the best possible player experience,” it said.
At the moment it is being tight-lipped about which developers are working on the new entries to the franchise.
“Part of the reason we haven’t announced them publicly is to minimise any distractions for them,” a spokesman added.
“What we can say is that the studios we’re working with are truly fantastic and super talented.”
While it is unclear who is engaged on a project, or what a project is it would seem details are on the horizon.
Geoff Keighley, a producer and creator at The Game Awards, tweeted: “League of Legends is one of the biggest franchises in gaming and its coming to The Game Awards next Thursday. Join a Riot Forge developer for the global announcement of a brand new game.”
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