After Arena of Valor and many other mobile games heavily inspired by League of Legends, it will finally have its official mobile version. The game will be free and will follow its own rules.
Wild Rift is a mobile game with the elements of League of Legends: a 5-on-5 MOBA, which will arrive on the mobile platform. That’s what Riot Games announced during its 10-year anniversary of League of Legends.
What’s interesting is that the mobile game of League of Legends will not be just a port on another platform; it’s a full-fledged game, which has a different meta from the PC game. The two will therefore evolve differently, which seems to be the best thing to do for Wild Rift given the constraints of the mobile platform. For example, the parts will last between 15 and 18 minutes, which is twice as fast as on its PC counterpart. All the skins available on League will not be integrated into the mobile game, but those present have been reworked.
On the other hand, one can not help wondering if this decision comes too late. The mobile market is overloaded, and mobile MOBAs have already very loyal communities on the platform. The most popular mobile game in the world is Arena of Valor, an almost identical copy of League of Legends edited by the same publisher of the PC-based MOBA: Tencent.
The developers have raised the issue in the ad: they are aware that it took them a lot of time, but explained that they took their time to find gameplay that would be perfect for the platform.
It will be necessary to wait until 2020 for the release of League of Legends: Wild Rift, but the pre-registrations are already open.
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