League of Legends MMO Announced Via Twitter

A League of Legends MMO is on the way.
A League of Legends MMO is on the way. / Photo courtesy of Riot Games

A League of Legends MMO is finally on the way, according to Riot Games' vice president of IP and entertainment Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street.

Street has been working on developing the League of Legends universe, he tweeted Thursday, which he said, "we're going to need!"

"Because it is time. My new job is to kick off a big (some might say massive) game that many of you, and many Rioters, have been asking us to create."

A fan picked up on the hints in Street's post and asked, point blank, if the game in question would be a massively multiplayer online game. Street's reply was equally straightforward: "It is an MMO."

Riot Games confirmed Street's tweet to PCGamer, but declined to provide further details.

"Greg's tweet is our only official statement at this time. I can confirm that he will be working on a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)," reads the statement.

Street was previously lead systems designer on World of Warcraft for several years. That experience will likely aid in Riot's MMO development. The team is also looking to hire more employees for the project.

League of Legends fans have long pleaded for an MMO set in the League of Legends universe. An MMO is a somewhat logical next step for Riot, which has expanded the League of Legends IP into autochess with Teamfight Tactics, card games with Legends of Runeterra, a League of Legends Esports Manager, and the turn-based RPG Ruined King (those last two are still in development).