But things are looking good.
On December 20, 2020, Riot Games confirmed it is working on a League of Legends MMO. The news sent the gaming world into a tizzy, with fans speculating on Riot’s MMO and how it would enhance and utilize the League of Legends universe.
Even as players are excited about a brand new MMO universe coming up, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Building a brand new MMO IP is an extremely difficult project. MMOs are generally built to last generations and as such, it involves a lot of hard work and patience. Yesterday, the lead developer of Riot’s MMO project, Greg Street, gave us some insight into the project and its development.
“There is no guarantee this game will ship. We are optimistic, but you just never know until it does. However, assuming it does, this will be the fourth major franchise I have worked on (AoE, WoW, LoL), and likely the last. And I am very okay with that. It will be a good final act.”
The tweet drew some concern amongst fans who are eagerly awaiting the release of Riot’s unnamed MMO game. However, the intention of the tweet seems to be to lower fan expectations.
Greg Street was quick to add that meeting Riot’s high standards is difficult, but they won't ship a disappointing game, he says.
“Things are going super well. I am just being honest that Riot’s game standards are high and so are the expectations of players. We won’t ship a disappointing game,” he said.
The tweet comes after Riot Game director Mark Yetter apologized to fans for lack of updates recently.
It's a long road for the MMO project, trying to do it right so we build something worthy of expectations.
"It's a long road for the MMO project, trying to do it right so we build something worthy of expectations.
Sorry you aren't getting a ton of updates from us quite yet but we're hard a work making strides every day. This team has a lotta heart, grateful as hell for them."
The focus on building a quality MMO project, one that would appeal to millions of players and stay relevant for a very long time is a daunting task. But Riot’s developers are working hard to make a product they can be proud of.
Riot first announced the League of Legends universe MMO in 2019 during their 10-year anniversary. The game developer ‘earned’ the ‘s’ in its title as it announced seven new titles including an FPS, League of Legends: Wild Rift, a LoL fighting game, an esports management game, a card game and more.
For now, there’s not much details about Riot’s MMO game or when it will release. All we know is that the developers are working relentlessly on the game and has high standards to meet.