Riot Games started its 10th anniversary celebration with an absolute bang. After 10 years of getting memed for only producing one game, the company revealed a card game, a shooter, and fighting game all in one night.
And an idea that’s still in its infancy, code named Project F, was a bit lost in the commotion over those other projects. For a long time, there have been whispers about Riot creating an League RPG. Lots of signs point to it, from the increased emphasis on lore to the collaborations with outside storytellers like Marvel. Finally, those rumors might be coming true.
In a brief teaser during the 10th anniversary broadcast, the company revealed just a snippet of what that RPG could look like. In the brief snippet, Blitzcrank, Ezreal, and Lux are battling across a bridge in an environment that feels different than League.
Project F is a “very early development project that explores the possibilities of traversing the world of Runeterra with your friends,” according to Riot. The fact that very few details were released indicates that this is probably the earliest-stage project that Riot has going on. Since the fighting game is also nowhere near alpha, it’s possible that the RPG could be held back until 2021 or beyond.
But just the fact that Riot is undertaking this is huge for the company and the gaming industry. For longer than League has been around, the RPG market has been dominated by World of Warcraft. Riot would be wise to take its time developing a competing product, making sure that when it’s released, it’ll be even more awesome than League fans can imagine.