Is Riot Working On A Secret Second MMO?

Soumyo Deb
By Soumyo Deb
5 Min Read
Image Credits: Riot Games

There is speculation in the community that Riot might be making a second MMO based on the Valorant universe. But is it the case?

In 2019, during League of Legends‘ 10th-anniversary event, Riot announced many new games like Valorant, which is currently one of the most played FPS games in the market. Afterward, they teased Project: L, Riot’s upcoming fighting game.

A year later, after the massive success of Valorant, Riot confirmed that they were making a new MMO game. Moreover, it was also based on the League of Legends universe. As players wanted a more direct way to interact with the universe of Runeterra besides League of Legends or other smaller titles, they were excited when they learned about the MMO’s development.

But an MMO takes more time to develop than any other game genre. Furthermore, Riot is still hiring people to make this game a reality. So we can expect a couple more years until we hear more about this game.

But amidst all this, there is speculation that Riot might be making another MMO game. Moreover, this second MMO is based on Valorant’s universe and is an MMOFPS, similar to Destiny 2 or Planetside 2.

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Riot Second MMO: Project T

The community is currently speculating if Riot is making a new MMO game based on the Valorant universe. Additionally, the project might be called Project: T. Moreover, there is some well-documented evidence to back them up. Let’s look at all of them.

Speculations

Joe Ziegler, the former Game Director for Valorant, stepped down from Valorant in late 2021. During the press release, he said he wasn’t leaving Riot Games. Instead, he joined an unnamed project which he called (*wink, secrets…). Furthermore, he added that they are working on that project to scratch the surface of the amazing impact Valorant had done so already. Judging from this, players expected it to be a project closely related to Valorant. Moreover, since Riot’s MMO was already public knowledge at the time, so there wouldn’t be any point in calling it a secret project.

But last year, after 12 years of working at Riot Games, Joe Ziegler finally left the company and joined Bungie to help with Destiny 2. And since Destiny 2 is also an MMOFPS, many people speculate that the unannounced project was similar to Destiny 2.

However, the most substantial evidence was released recently, a job posting at Riot Games regarding an unannounced project.

That job posting stated they sought people with experience in making MMOFPS games. MMOFPS games are Massively Multiplayer First Person Shooters, similar to Destiny 2 or Warframe.

Riot Might Not Be Making A Second MMO

While there is evidence proving Project: T’s existence, most of the evidence still relies on speculations. Moreover, some recent revelations might prove they might not make a new MMOFPS.

The most considerable evidence holding the theory back is that Riot recently edited the job posting. Before, the Desired Qualifications tab stated that they sought people with experience in MMOFPS, Premium Mobile, Competitive Multiplayer, and season-driven ARPG games.

But now Riot has edited that specific part. They added a comma between MMO and FPS.

Image Credits: Riot Games

Additionally, we all know about all the games which are listed here. When it comes to MMO, they could mean the League MMO. For FPS, it’s most certainly Valorant. Premium Mobile could represent either League of Legends: Wild Rift or Valorant Mobile. Competitive Multiplayer could mean League of Legends, Valorant, Wild Rift, or LoR. And Riot has also confirmed that they are making an ARPG game called Project: F.

Moreover, since this project is still under R&D, so there is a possibility that the upcoming project could never see the light of day. Or at least, it could turn into something different.

Soumyo Deb is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv and a dedicated Jungle Main. When he is not writing about the latest League news, he is testing out various off-meta champions in the jungle.