Riot Tasks Unity To Bring LoL’s Runeterra And Wild Rift To Life
Posted 26th February 2020 By: Derpina    100 Views
Esports News – Riot Games announced last year that the company aims to expand the League of Legends Universe on different platforms through the help of independent studios. True to its words, the developer recently sealed a deal with Unity Technologies, the world’s most popular real-time 3D video game development company, to bring Legends of Runeterra and League of Legends: Wild Rift to life.
Brian Cho, Head of Corporate and Business Development at Riot Games, announced the company’s decision to choose Unity Technologies over other independent studios from their pool. In a press release, Cho shared how Unity can expand the LoL Universe into many platforms: “Unity’s Technologies enables us to focus on delivering the beloved League of Legends experience to as many players across as many platforms as possible. We want to meet our players where they are, and Unity’s world-class tools and platform optimization help us achieve that. With the expert support provided by Unity, we’ve been able to unlock the power of Unity’s technology like never before.”
Riot Games is among the biggest video game developer in the world. But League of Legends, its most popular esports yet, is only accessible via desktop. This is a huge disadvantage for the company since 2018 as the popularity of mobile gaming continues to rise. With the help of Unity, LoL and its supporting games, Legends of Runeterra and League of Legends: Wild Rift, can reach more players from different platforms.
Unity Technologies currently supports 20+ platforms. They were behind the successful release of Call of Duty: Mobile (100 million+ users on week 1), Mario Kart Tour (90 million+ users on week 1, and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (one of the most-downloaded games in PSVR).
Unity’s optimized technology can help Riot add more defined gameplay, responsive controls, and consistent graphics to Legends of Runeterra and League of Legends: Wild Rift. Specifically, Riot tasked Unity’s Professional Services team to focus on voice comms, voice chats, and other in-game suites of tools. Both new games from Riot Games, under the supervision of Unity, will come to PC, iOS, and Android consoles later this year as free-to-play digital games.