Riot Games VP casually drops news that company is developing an MMO
This is part of the company's push to make more games outside of League of Legends.
Update: Riot Games confirmed to Windows Central that Street is working on an MMO. We've updated the story below.
What you need to know
- Greg Street, a VP at Riot, seemed to drop the news Thursday that the company was working on (and hiring for) and MMO.
- Street was previously the lead systems designer on World of Warcraft.
- Last year, Riot teased a number of projects, including Project F and Project A.
Greg Street, the vice president of IP and Entertainment at Riot, tweeted on Thursday that the company is hiring for a "massive" game in the League of Legends universe. When another Twitter user asked if it's an MMO, Street seemed to confirmed that it was.
"My recent job at Riot has been to help develop the League universe, which we're going to need! Because it is time," he wrote. "My new job is to kick off a big (some might say massive) game that many of you, and many Rioters, have been asking us to create."
It is an MMOIt is an MMO— Greg Street (@Ghostcrawler) December 18, 2020December 18, 2020
A spokesperson for Riot Games confirmed the news to Windows Central, although they had no other details to add.
Last year, the company announced a huge push to make more games in the League of Legends universe, along with others. During its 10th anniversary stream, it teased a number of projects, including Project A, which became the free-to-play tactical shooter Valorant, and Project F. The latter was described as "a project that explores the possibilities of traversing the world of Runeterra with your friends" and looked to be either an MMO or a multiplayer dungeon crawler. The spokesperson couldn't confirm if it was related to the MMO Street is working on.
The company has commented on the possibility of an MMO before, but CEO Marc Merrill said it wouldn't happen any time soon.
"I would love to make an MMO, but just to manage expectations, if we were to do something like that it wouldn't be any time soon," he said in an interview with Travis Gafford on YouTube.
It seems like a perfect fit for Street, also known as Ghostcrawler both on Twitter and in World of Warcraft forums. He was previusly the lead systems designer on World of Warcraft. He left Blizzard in 2013 and has been at Riot since 2014.
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