Riot Games revealed new information about its upcoming assist-based League of Legends Fighting game, entitled Project L, in a new gameplay video. Originally teased in 2019, Senior Director Tom Cannon gave fans an update on how Project L look and play, including some in-depth character introductions. Additionally, Cannon revealed that Project L is not planned for 2021 or 2022, and there are currently no confirmed release platforms or prices.
Tom & @ Pond3r Reintroduction of Project L, a support-based fighter set in the world of Runeterra.
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Project L takes place in the world of Runeterra and becomes various popular characters from the League of Legends Franchise. As an assist-based fighting game, Project L also allows players to have multiple characters available in a given game. In the introductory video, Tony and Tom Cannon explain how it will follow an “easy to learn, hard to master” mentality. Tom Cannon says he wants characters in Project L be easy to learn, but still have opportunities for experienced players to improve and create unique styles of play.
As for the characters, the trailer featured some celebrity faces and character designs. These include Jinx, Ekko, Ahri, and Darius. Cannon states that the top priority in introducing these characters into Project L retained each character’s unique abilities and adapted them for a fighting game.
Also, Tony Cannon reveals that Project L will use rollback netcode; one of the most popular and reliable ways to play fighting games online. In addition, the internal Riot Direct network is used when playing online. According to Cannon, this internal network is already being used for Riot’s other games, such as: League of Legends and Valorant.
Finally, Cannon also assures fans that Riot Games will continue to keep fans updated on the progress of the project. In addition, Cannon promises at least two updates that will come sometime in 2022. He also notes that Project L is currently still in research and development and may change at a later date.
You can check the officer Project L Introductory trailer below: