League of Legends: Wild Rift announced for consoles and mobile
Riot has announced that it will be bringing a new version of League of Legends to consoles and mobile next year.
The game, titled League of Legends: Wild Rift, offers players the same 5v5 MOBA gameplay found on PC with shorter 15-18 minute matches, twin-stick movement, and a new map.
Executive producer Michael Chow pointed out in an announcement video that Wild Rift is not just a port of the PC game, adding that it has been rebuilt “from scratch.”
“We spent a long time making sure this will be a true League of Legends experience that’s worthy of devoting your precious game time,” Chow said. “Wild Rift has incredible depth, and you can make those same badass, 200IQ outplays and teamplays you know and love from League PC.”
Not every Champion and skin from League of Legends on PC will be available on every platform and unlocks from the PC version cannot be carried over. However, PC players will get some “great rewards” for their time spent playing League of Legends.
Limited alpha and beta tests for League of Legends: Wild Rift will begin later this year, with plans to roll out the game to “most platforms and regions globally by the end of 2020.”
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