Riot Games, the back studio League of Legends and ASSESSMENT, develops a massive online multiplayer role-playing game.
On Thursday, Riot Vice President for Intellectual Property and Entertainment, Greg Street, he said on Twitter that “his recent job at Riot was to help develop the League’s universe.”
“Because it’s time,” Street added. “My new task is to start a great game (some might say massive) that many of you and many Rioters have asked us to create.” When asked if that “massive” project is an MMO, Street confirmed that it is. The polygon confirmed separately with a Riot Games representative that the company is developing an MMORPG.
While Street did not offer specifics, the MMO will take place in the world of Runeterra, the same universe that League of Legends and other Riot Games titles take place in. Street’s biography on Twitter says he oversees League of Legends, Riot Forge and creative property for lasso, the animated series of the League. Street worked for Blizzard as a lead systems designer for World of Warcraft from 2008 to 2013, so he’s not a beginner on the MMORPG scene.
In the last two years, Riot Games has launched several new games, including a digital card game, an autobattler game mode for Leagueand a first-person shooter. The company’s 10-year stream also featured the upcoming fighting game and an action RPG that both use League of Legends characters. None of these projects have received public updates since the 10th anniversary presentation.
In 2018, Riot Games co-founder Marc Merrill wrote on Twitter asking if the company should work on a League of Legends MMO, but later said it would not happen soon. Since then, jokes about a League MMOs have crashed, but now everything is confirmed.