Riot Games has announced Riot Forge, a new publishing label which will work with third-party studios to make “completable” League of Legends games.
These games will be created by partner studios and published by Riot Forge. They’ll be available on a range of platforms and will be totally different to the competitive, online only League of Legends games released so far.
The @LeagueofLegends Universe is filled with stories to be told. We’re excited to continue expanding our Universe with new games by working with talented developers in a variety of genres and platforms. https://t.co/ajzsJJ2d9A pic.twitter.com/FGVHwvAVCrRiot Forge (@RiotForge) December 5, 2019
Riot Games’ Communications Lead Bret Forbus cleared up what it meant by “completable” games over on Twitter. Its main focus is to expand the League of Legends universe with single-player, story driven games, and it makes sense. Riot’s already launched its League based auto battler Teamfight Tactics, and its competitive card game Legends of Runeterra is due to arrive next year. Demand for more experiences in the League universe is high, and this is the only avenue which hasn’t been explored yet.
Just announced at #RiotNaCCXP - Riot Forge is our indie publishing arm, working with 3rd party developers to bring single-player / story-driven games in the Runeterra universe to all of you! Hyped for the future! https://t.co/H5xkMWrjhLBret Forbus (@RiotAshekandi) December 5, 2019
Several “experienced” studios are already hard at work developing these games, and Riot has said they’ll begin announcing them “when they’re further along”.
Were excited to welcome @riotgames to #TheGameAwards for the first time! Dont miss the first @riotforge developer announce their @leagueoflegends game live next Thursday night! Streaming globally around the world. pic.twitter.com/54OlHJdOtIThe Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 5, 2019
Well, turns out we won't have to wait too long, as we can expect to see something from Riot Forge at The Game Awards which takes place on 12th December, beginning at 5:30pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET/ 1:30am GMT.