December 18, 2020 Riot Games has confirmed to us that there is indeed a League of Legends MMO in the works.
Around this time last year, League of Legends developer Riot Games announced its flagship MOBA game’s IP would be expanding, with other titles on the way set in the LoL universe. Now, we’ve got an idea of what one of these new titles will be – an MMO set in the world of Runeterra. Greg Street, vice president of IP and entertainment at Riot, has posted on Twitter: “I have news!”, explaining his “recent job at Riot has been to help develop the League universe, which we’re going to need! Because it is time. My new job is to kick off a big (some might say massive) game that many of you, and many Rioters, have been asking us to create.” Street then adds that the studio’s hiring in the post. It’s far from clear in the post itself what this “big” (or “massive”, even) mystery League project might be, but in the post’s replies, one commenter asks if it’ll be an MMO. “It is an MMO,” Street – who was previously lead systems designer on World of Warcraft – confirms in reply.