Another great move from Riot Games.
Riot Games recently gave fans a quick update on the development of its League of Legends fighting game, Project L.
In the recent dev diary, executive producer Tom Cannon shared details about the game’s monetization. Much like Riot’s other multiplayer games like League of Legends and Valorant, Cannon confirmed that Project L will be free-to-play.
Project L executive producer Tom Cannon says the game will be free-to-play
Cannon works hard with a team of FGC veterans and fans who are passionate about FGC service. When making decisions for Project L, the team operates with one approach — “If we don’t like it, we won’t.”
“We want you to be able to play no matter where you live, no matter what your skill level or how much money you have to spend on a game,” he said.
Aside from the F2P aspect, the game’s developers haven’t revealed how monetization will feature in-game. Looking at their previous titles, it’s likely that in-game fighters and cosmetics will be made available to players via microtransactions.
Illaoi is the new fighter in the upcoming LoL fighting game
Riot Games also welcomed Illaoi as the sixth fighter on the fighting game’s roster. While the other characters were briefly teased in combat demos and concept art, the Kraken Priestess got a full blog post this explained his inclusion as a fighting game character.
With 160 League of Legends champions to choose from, the team goes through an extensive process to determine who would be the best fit on a 2.5D stage. Designers, narrative writers, and concept and animation artists — DNA for short — work together to find a direction for a certain champ.
When it came to Illaoi, the team saw an opportunity to elevate the champion’s presence and unique fighting style.
Rather than just a sword or axe, Illaoi uses the God of Eye Artifact and Spirit Tentacles to strike down opponents. Lead host Guk Yun “Yunscoming” Kwon even worked with a kettlebell to study the swinging motions around a golden idol.
With this announcement, fans can rest assured that the Project L team is working hard to deliver a great fighting game. Cannon and its development team will return for another update later this year.
You can check out the full dev diary video below:
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