The community has heard rumors that Riot is working on a second MMO set in the world of Valorant. But is it actually true?
Riot revealed a number of new games in 2019, including Valorant, one of the most popular first-person shooter games on the market, during the celebration of League of Legends’ tenth anniversary. After Valorant’s enormous success a year later, the company announced that they were developing a new MMORPG title.
But compared to other game genres, MMO development takes the longest. Additionally, Riot is still looking for employees to help develop this game. However, despite all of this, there is rumors that the company may be developing another MMO game. Additionally, this second game is an MMOFPS and is set in the world of Valorant.
Riot Games MMOFPS project
Late in 2021, Joe Ziegler, Valorant’s previous game director, announced his resignation. He stated he wasn’t leaving Riot Games in the news statement. He joined an unidentified project instead. He also stated that they are working on the project in order to only begin to scratch the surface of the incredible effect Valorant has already had. Players assumed it would be a project that was closely connected to Valorant based on this.
The strongest piece of proof, however, a hiring post at Riot Games for an unannounced project, was just made public. They were looking for individuals with expertise creating MMOFPS games, according to the post.
Even though there is proof supporting the project reality, most of it still rests on conjecture. Additionally, some recent disclosures may show that they won’t create a new MMOFPS.
The fact that Riot recently edited the hiring post is the strongest argument against the theory. They previously stated that they were looking for individuals with expertise in MMOFPS, premium mobile, competitive multiplayer, and season-driven ARPG games under the option labeled “Desired Qualifications.”
But Riot has since changed that particular passage. They eventually separated MMO and FPS into 2 categories.
Additionally, since this project is still in the R&D phase, it’s possible that the subsequent project won’t ever be completed. At the very least, it might change into something else.