LOS ANGELES, December 5, 2019 – Riot Games today announced a new publishing group working with proven third party developers to create never seen before games that expand on the League of Legends (LoL) Universe. The first initiative of its kind at Riot, Riot Forge will enhance the Riot Games Research and Development efforts.
“We are humbled by our partner developers who are so passionate to work on games set in the LoL IP, which offers limitless potential with its expansive world and deep champion pool,” said Leanne Loombe, Head of Riot Forge.
“We are sincerely committed to our developers’ long term success and together we aim to deliver great experiences for players of all types.”
Riot Forge will focus on developing completable game experiences, serving players who want to engage with the League of Legends Universe in different genres on various platforms, while complementing the live service games being developed internally by Riot Games that were shared during its LoL 10 Year Anniversary celebration.
Riot Forge partners closely with its third party developers to ensure they are supported by Riot’s teams to create fun, compelling and unique game experiences in their own voice within the League of Legends Universe.
“We are always looking for new ways to bring the World of Runeterra and its champions to new and existing audiences around the world,” said Greg Street, VP of IP and Entertainment at Riot Games.
“There are so many talented game studios around the world that have exceptional experience and craft skills in all areas of game development, and we are really excited to work together to bring the LoL IP to new game experiences.”
With multiple titles in development, Riot Forge is the latest endeavor from Riot Games to expand the League of Legends Universe for all players around the world. It will release new game experiences that have yet to be seen, complementing the multiple new titles debuted by Riot Games during its 10-Year Anniversary Edition Riot Pls.
For more information, visit www.riotforgegames.com
ABOUT RIOT GAMES
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to
worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.
As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Legends of Runeterra, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics, and multiple work-in-progress titles, while exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, and more.
Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide. Riot has been featured on numerous lists including Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” “25 Best Companies to Work in Technology,” “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials,” and “50 Best Workplaces for Flexibility.”
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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