When Riot Games unveiled its plans for the 2024 season League of Legends to the media last week it also confirmed what was expected a developer blog a few weeks ago. Going forward, everything done in the Runeterra universe will be cohesive, improving the gaming experience for players and fans.
When unveiling the 2024 season, Riot developers emphasized that all changes should be united by one main theme: the Void. They confirmed that the choice was not made in preparation for a Void event – as fans had previously assumed – but to provide a visual aid for new and experienced players to quickly get used to the map changes.
“One of the things we want[ed] “It was about really combining gameplay and graphics strongly,” commented Pu Liu, Game Director of League, in an interview with Dot Esports. He explained how that league The team was “really confident” that they could deliver a great experience with a visual change to the map, but were less confident that they would be able to connect it to the game’s mechanics.
What was then presented to the public was “the best option” that felt cohesive. And cohesion is something Riot has wanted to “build” over the past few years, Liu said. “I think we’ll see more of this in the future.”
The goal is to create the “whole”. League of Legends Experience” come together under one banner: the Lore, the Summoner’s Rift, Aram and “TV Shows”. At this mention, one immediately thinks of Arcane, the animated series that achieved enormous success worldwide, but few remember that Riot is also working on a full-length live-action film.
However, as Riot pushes to create a more cohesive experience across all of its IP, fans can expect to see familiar faces, places and stories in different forms. “Ultimately, we’re interested in exploring other types of storytelling,” added League executive producer Jeremy Lee. Beyond Arcane, the League universe has a variety of characters and stories that Riot is “very interested” in exploring. Riot explored these stories through, among other things various in-client missionsnarrative experiences and interactive mini-games.
Both league Game director and executive producer said they are extremely excited about the second season of arcane, although one remains in the dark about the latest developments in the series. Although they couldn’t tell more about the upcoming season of ArcaneLiu emphasized that when rioters get upset about something, “they do really stupid things.”
Lee confirmed that the team will share more at a later date, but fans can expect close collaboration between the teams responsible for the game, esports and entertainment, producing something that is “only Riot for the player can do”.