League of Legends MMO may never be released

ByJose A. York

Apr 12, 2022

Over the past few years, Riot Games has significantly expanded its game offering. Following the success of League of LegendsRiot has launched projects including Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends: Savage Riftand Valorant. It also has several upcoming games, the most anticipated being a League of Legends MMOs. Riot Executive Producer for the League of Legends MMO does have a disclaimer though, saying there’s “no guarantee” it will ship.


First of all League of Legends or MMO fans jump to conclusions, Riot’s Greg Street message was more of a preemptive acknowledgment of how game development works – and in particular game development at Riot. Street does not say that the League of Legends MMO is in danger. Rather, he says the League of Legends MMO will only be delivered if and when it is done and meets all expectations. Riot has its work cut out for it.

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Street’s post reads, “There’s no guarantee this game will deliver. We’re optimistic, but you never know until it does.” He later responds to a fan asking what could cause Riot to cancel the MMO by saying, “If it’s not good. If we think it will disappoint players. of sight.” It’s unclear what prompted Street to post the messages, but he later clarified that it wasn’t out of undue concern about the status of the project.

If there’s one unwritten message in Street’s posts, it’s that making an MMO is very difficult. For starters, they’re incredibly expensive due to their sheer size and the development resources needed to get them not just to launch day, but beyond. MMO like 38 Studios Copernicus projectby Blizzard Titanand Everquest Next never saw the light of day. Then there are MMOs that launched but failed to retain an audience, like wild star, warhammer online, marvel heroes, The online matrixand even Club Penguin.

There’s also the fact that Riot holds itself to a very high standard when it comes to everything it releases. It was ten years later League of Legends launched that he delivered his second game, Teamfight Tactics. He also takes a long time to share information about his previously announced but unreleased projects, including the Project L fighting game and Project F ARPG.

The League of Legends The MMO is probably in its riskiest state of development right now, where Riot is still figuring out just what the game will be, what resources it will need, and whether it can be fun and successful. Then he actually has to make this game. It’s natural for developers like Street to worry about the challenges ahead. He likes League of Legends fans, seems excited for the future of the project.

The League of Legends MMO is currently in development.

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