Riot’s Greg Street Explains Why The Riot MMO Had Such A ‘low Key’ Reveal – Kuri007
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Can we stop for a moment to think how much fun it will be if we get a real Riot Games’ MMORPG title? We won’t have to call it “that Riot MMO” or “Runeterra MMO.” It will have a name, and humanity will be ushered into a new era of prosperity when it arrives.
In any case, the head of Riot Games’ upcoming MMO, Greg Street, gave a lengthy explanation on Twitter why the studio decided to reveal the game in such an unusual way and why they haven’t made a full announcement yet.
“So the reason we announced the brand in such a low-key way is that we knew it would reach more of the real fans and not go too far,” Street wrote. “It’s easier for the industry and mainstream media to ignore the arguments of a few developers than a bunch of screenshots and feature announcements.”
Readers will recall that the “low key” reveal that Street was referring to actually started with a 2018 tweet from Marc Merrill asking players if Riot should build an MMO, followed by a tweet teasing players that he was just kidding, followed by continued teasing and more denials, and Greg Street finally confirmed Riot’s MMO on Twitter in 2020.
Street also explained that Riot Games is delaying a very painful announcement to give the team the freedom to make design shifts: “We know when we start releasing real information, like features, story, view art, shit goes. to get more real. And it will make it difficult to undo those features, change the story, or revise the art.”
So when will Riot release the Riot MMO to the world? “We will make big announcements and answer big questions if we have any confidence that the direction will stick. We don’t need 100% confidence. But we need more than what we have today […] I have so much sympathy for you. We want to talk more about the game. We are proud of it and think we have something really special. But we know that the time has not yet come.”
One of the most common questions we get is why we announced the League MMO so weirdly and when we’re going to give you the real deal. There was actually a plan here!
— Greg Street (@Ghostcrawler) August 1, 2022