Riot Games Working On New AAA Online Competitive Console Game
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In recent years, Riot Games has made a name for itself with the release of League of Legends in October 2009 and VALORANT in June 2020. By October 2021, the company announced that League of Legends had accumulated over 180 million players that continue to increase. However, League of Legends and VALORANT isn’t all that Riot Games has. Currently, the company has at least three unannounced projects under development, including a fighting game and an action RPG, and it seems like it’s already working on another one but this one is for consoles.
Earlier today, we came across a recent job listing on the Riot Games website for the Senior Game Designer, Console position at the company’s Bellevue studio in Washington, United States, the description for which reads, “As a Senior Game Designer within Riot R&D you will help Riot build a brand new AAA title. You will design and refine features, modes, and systems to help bring console game products to market.” So, it seems like the company is working on a new AAA game for consoles. However, it’s uncertain whether this unannounced game is a new franchise or an instalment to a previous one.
Furthermore, one of the required qualifications for the job listing mentions that candidate should have “shipped or worked on at least one console based AAA+ online competitive game,” which makes it clear that this unannounced console game will be a multiplayer one with a competitive aspect to it, just like League of Legends and VALORANT.
While an online competitive aspect doesn’t come as a surprise for Riot Games, an unannounced AAA game for console platforms is certainly something intriguing. In 2021, the company released its turned-based role-playing spin-off of League of Legends, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, on PC and consoles. However, the game wasn’t developed by Riot Games itself but by a third-party studio, Airship Syndicate. So, it’s certainly new for the company itself to make a debut to console platforms with a AAA online competitive game.
Unfortunately, this is all the information we have on this unannounced console project at the moment. However, do take it with a grain of salt, as there has been no confirmation from Riot Games itself so far. Since this job listing was only recently posted, we can assume that the project is still in its early stages of development. As time goes on, we can expect some more details regarding this unannounced AAA online competitive game for consoles to come out. Until then, this is all we have!
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