League Of Legends Dev's Shooter, Fighting Game Announced

Riot is branching out.

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League of Legends developer has a first-person shooter is in development. Riot Games today announced a brand-new take on the competitive shooter, and it looks a lot like Overwatch. The company also confirmed that it is working on a fighting game in the League of Legends universe.

The game, which is in development under the working title Project A, is described as a character-based tactical shooter "set on a beautiful near-future Earth and 'as a lethal cast of characters, each with unique abilities that create tactical opportunities for their gunplay to shine. More information to be revealed in 2020." Riot says it has assembled a veteran team to work on the new IP, which will offer players more creativity and expression than other titles in the market.

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The studio also said it is aware of concerns about ping rates and cheating, and it has been working since day one to make sure the game takes these matters seriously. Additionally, Riot said it is invested in the shooter for the long haul.

Riot will be going dark on Project A until 2020, so don't expect any news for some time.

As for the League of Legends fighting game, it appears to be in a very early stage of development. It's being worked on under the working title Project L, and Riot has been working on it for a "little while," the studio says. Like the shooter game, Riot plans to stay heads down and work on the project for some time before talking more about it.

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Finally, Riot announced a new League of Legends animated series called Arcane which will debut in 2020. You can check out the series announcement trailer below.

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