Riot Games, the studio behind it League of Legends is Valorant, is developing a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
On Thursday, Riot’s Vice President of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Greg Street, he said on Twitter that his “recent work at Riot was to help develop the League universe.”
“Because it is time,” added Street. “My new job is to start a great (some might say massive) game that many of you and many rioters have asked us to create.” When asked if that “massive” project is an MMO, Street confirmed it is. Polygon separately confirmed with a Riot Games rep that the company is developing an MMORPG.
Although Street has not provided details, the MMO will take place in the world of Runeterra, the same universe as that League of Legends and other Riot Games titles take place in the Twitter bio. Street says he oversees League of Legends ownership, Riot Forge, and creativity for Arcane, the animated series of the League. Street worked for Blizzard as the lead system designer for World of Warcraft from 2008 to 2013, so he’s no newbie to the MMORPG scene.
Over the past two years, Riot Games has released several new games, including a digital card game, an autobattler game mode for Leagueand a first person shooter. The company’s 10th anniversary stream also showed the upcoming fighting game and an action RPG they both use League of Legends characters. None of these projects have received public updates from the 10th anniversary showcase.
In 2018, Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill tweeted asking if the company should work on a file League of Legends MMO, but later said it wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. Since then, he jokes about a League MMOs have remained around, but it’s all confirmed now.