League of Legends developer Riot Games is cooking up their very own fighting game that will soon hit the scene. The news was confirmed at this years EVO and marks the first game outside of League of Legends for Riot.
Breaking: EVO founder and Riot employee Tom Cannon has confirmed the worst kept secret in gaming - Riot is officially working on a fighting game, the first game outside of League of Legends for Riot pic.twitter.com/P3BGaVs4u4— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) August 2, 2019
EVO, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world is currently being held in Las Vegas and during the many streams Riot Employee and EVO founder, Tom Cannon took to stream to reveal some news. According to Cannon, he can confirm what has been called the "worst kept secret in the universe", that Riot Games is currently working on their very own fighting game that will no doubt be set in the universe of League of Legends. While Riot Games hasn't officially confirmed it will be within the universe of League of Legends, its hard to believe that it won't be.
A quick history lesson, back in 2011 Tom Cannon and his brother Tony created their own development studio called Radiant Entertainment and developed a game called Rising Thunder. In 2016, Riot Games decided to acquire Radiant Entertainment and since then it has been assumed that they have been working on this untitled fighting game for Riot. A Riot Games representative spoke to IGN about the announcement and said "We're working hard to create a game truly worthy of the vibrant fighting game community and are making progress, but still have a long way to go before we're ready to share more details."
What would a League of Legends-esc fighting game look like? Well, I personally think there is a plentiful amount of lore and characters to build upon. If Riot can get the fast-paced action of Super Smash Bros. series, combine it with their interestingly deep lore of the League of Legends universe, splice the game with fantastic net code from Radiant and dedicated servers that provide almost no latency - then I think Riot Games could make a fighting game that will truly turn some in heads in the community.