League of Legends is coming to consoles and mobile. Riot Games announced today that the incredibly popular MOBA will be released on consoles and mobile starting in 2020.
The game’s new version is apparently called League of Legends: Wild Rift. You can watch the announcement trailer below, but note that it features gameplay from the mobile edition.
The Wild Rift website has the first details about the new game. The game features a 5v5 player count and it also features “revamped” controls.
“Team up to take down the enemy Nexus on a new 5v5 map designed for new platforms, with faster games and revamped controls,” reads a line from its announcement.
There will be about 40 champions in Wild Rift at launch, with more to come over time.
Like the PC version of League of Legends, Wild Rift is free-to-play, and players can unlock all the champions without spending real money. Players can, however, spend real money on various cosmetics and other extras.
Riot explained that it rebuilt League of Legends from scratch, “like the whole thing,” to bring it to console and mobile.
“Refreshed models, animations, game systems and more–but keeping true to the core League of Legends gameplay you already know,” the developer said. “We didn’t want to just port League on PC 1:1–we want to make sure Wild Rift feels like it was designed for new platforms, and use that opportunity to make a bunch of improvements to the game. While you won’t get your unlocks from League PC, you’ll get some cool rewards for the time you’ve spent in the PC version. More to come on that in 2020!”
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/league-of-legends-announced-for-console-and-mobile/1100-6470587/