Game News Project L: Great news and a new champion for the LoL fighting game!
While the title had not been talked about since November, Project L, the fighting game in the League of Legends universe, gives some news. And clearly, players eager to get their hands on this new experience won’t be disappointed.
- Project L, accessibility above all
- The economic system and a new character revealed
Project L, accessibility above all
Project L is a title that has been in the works for a long time and that Riot talked about quite early in its development. However, in recent years, communication around the project has started to accelerate and we are regularly entitled to new insights. Today, Tom Cannon “Senior Director” on Project L speaks for us about the progress of his teams. As a reminder, Project L is therefore a two-dimensional fighting game in which players compete with each a team composed of two champions. A bit like a Dragon Ball FighterZ for example, it is possible to make your partner appear in the arena to make an attack, before withdrawing immediately afterwards. This is called a “assist-based fighter“Besides, this is precisely what we saw last November with all the first gameplay images of the game.
Currently, Tom Cannon informs us that the work on the central mechanics of the game is finished and that the development teams are now working on creating the characters as well as their movements. Besides that, another part of the developers is dedicated to the competitive but also social features of the title. Everything is designed with the aim of respecting a single philosophy: to remove as many barriers as possible so that people can enjoy the game, no matter where they are in the world, no matter their level in fighting games and especially no matter the money they have.
In effect, Project L is a title that intends to make the genre of fighting games more accessible than ever thanks to mechanics that are still unknown, but which should allow everyone to play without learning key combinations. We can compare this approach to that of Street Fighter 6 which offers modern controls to simplify commands and make the experience pleasant and fun for all audiences.
The economic system and a new character revealed
Of course, this desire for accessibility does not stop only with the gameplay, but also with the economic system of the game. The other important sentence of Tom Cannon is when he talks about the question of money . To this, he answers something very clear: Project L will be free-to-play, that is to say playable for free, and the game will have a monetization that respects players’ time and wallet.. A strong and unsurprising statement when you know that the majority of Riot Games games are free like League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, Valorant…
To end this short developer diary, Tom Cannon takes this opportunity to develop a new playable champion: Illaloi, the Kraken Priestess. From the short presentation, we understand that this character that LoL players know well will rely a lot on his physical abilities. To learn more about the character and how the developers approached him, feel free to take a look at the blog post dedicated to him. In the meantime, while gamers are excited to hear from Project L, there are still a lot of unknowns and it looks like the title isn’t ready for release just yet given how far along it is. In any case, Tom Cannon gives us an appointment later in the year because the title will be entitled to a last update before 2023.