The Riot Games studio has unveiled its plans for the next 5 years in the field of video games, music and series.
In 2021, if there is one studio that has managed to do well, it’s Riot Games. While it had been a few years since the studio behind League of Legends and Valuing struggled to reinvent itself, the release of the series Arcane, and spin-off games Ruined King and Hextech Mayhem were able to rekindle players’ interest in the company’s franchises. Today, Riot Games is preparing its future and it seems to be busy.
In a long post, the studio returned to the successes it has had and its plans in relation to all the sectors it touches: “We don’t want to be defined by the products we make, but by the people we make them for. In other words, we prefer to think of ourselves not as a game company, but as a gamer company. »
Many upcoming productions in all areas
All in all, if we read between the repeating lines that this is a “new chapter” and that the studio must ” to reinvent oneself “, the goal of Riot Games is to produce more things. This goes through games, series but also music, an industry often forgotten but in which Riot already has a foothold. He explains : ” we will launch other games, there will be season 2 of Arcane (+?), and a lot of surprises. […] we believe in a world where the greatest cinematic universes take root in games.»
For the moment, nothing concrete therefore, but we can expect many productions stamped Riot, whether Riot Games or Riot Forge, the division which deals in particular with the publication of spin-off games. In 2022, we should be entitled to the titles Song of Nunu and Convergence.
A new chapter to restore its image
Riot Games also mentioned changes to its business dynamics, the values it wants to transmit to its teams or even the work model adopted, which has often been hybrid since the start of the health crisis. It shows how transparent the company is about these sensitive topics, especially since other studios (hello Activision-Blizzard) find themselves singled out for their toxic work environment.
It also reminds us that the studio recently agreed to pay class action plaintiffs. up to $100 million, after complaints about the work environment favoring men. On this subject, Riot Games states: “ three years ago, Riot was at the heart of what has become a wake-up call in our industry. We have come a long way since then – in our workplace, our processes and our leadership – and we will continue this work every day. ».