Riot Forge is a New Publishing Division at Riot Games, New Game Announcement Coming Next Week at The Game Awards
Riot Forge will focus on expanding the League of Legends universe through new game collaborations with third-party developers.
Riot Games today announced a new publishing division within the company called Riot Forge, which will begin working with third-party developers in the future to create games set in the universe of League of Legends.
This announcement comes just about a month after Riot announced a multitude of new projects that are in the works at the company. Some of these games, like a currently untitled fighting game, are set in the League of Legends world while others, like a shooter project, are entirely new IPs. To help further flesh out the world of League of Legends even more though, it seems as though Riot has decided to partner with various other devs around the world who will create these new games.
“We’re a player- and developer-focused publisher; our mission is to bring awesome new League of Legends games to players by partnering with experienced and talented developers from around the world,” says the official Riot Forge website about this initiative. “The League Universe and its champions offer limitless possibilities; by supporting and empowering passionate partners to tell their own stories and expand the League world, we’ll deliver a variety of bespoke games that enable players of all types to experience League in new and exciting ways.”
Riot Forge says that it has multiple games that are currently in the works, but hasn’t mentioned which studios it is collaborating with at the moment. However, it won’t be long until we find out more as the publishing label is set to reveal one of these projects next week during The Game Awards.
We’re excited to welcome @riotgames to #TheGameAwards for the first time! Don’t miss the first @riotforge developer announce their @leagueoflegends game live next Thursday night! Streaming globally around the world. pic.twitter.com/54OlHJdOtI
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 5, 2019
If you’re a fan of League of Legends, this is definitely a pretty big deal. It’ll be cool to see other devs’ interpretation of the world of League of Legends while also further fleshing out the lore within that universe.
We’ll share the first game announcement with you next week once The Game Awards take place on Thursday, December 12.