Riot Games has created Riot Forge, a publishing label that will partner with outside developers to cast new a light on the League of Legends universe and its champions.
The upcoming games would not be of different genres than LoL, but would also be focused on single-player experiences.
Riot Forge will support and empower their development partners to find their own voice in the League of Legends universe.
The brand hot (pun intended) games to come out of the Riot Forge would be available “wherever players are playing” – PC, consoles, and mobile. However, not every game will be released on every platform.
If you’re wondering when you’ll be able to play them, the sad news is there’s still a long wait until the first Riot Forge game arrives. The FAQ on the label’s official site reads: “Our developers are still early in the process of creating these great games. When they’re a little further along, we’ll announce the games that they are making.”
We know Riot Games itself is working on new games in the League of Legends universe, including a card game, fighting game, a multiplayer FPS, and even a management sim. But these are all multiplayer games, developed in-house.
League of Legends always had intriguing lore and characters, but the competitive nature of the game usually pushed them out of the spotlight. As someone who’s been playing LoL from the very first season, I can’t wait to visit Runeterra through an FPS or an RPG.
We’ll get to see a little of Riot Forge’s first project later this week. According to Geoff Keighley, Riot Forge will reveal one game at The Game Awards on December 12, beginning at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.