One of the most popular PC games in the world, ‘League of Legends’ is coming to your mobile phones and consoles. Riot Games, the developer of the PC game, on their 10th anniversary announced that a new version of League of Legends called Wild Rift will be coming to phones and consoles. Though the layout looks like the original version with near-identical MOBA gameplay the game has been tweaked to fit the new platforms. The developers want to give the players the same experience as the original version on portable devices.
When will the game be released?
The exact schedule for the release has not been announced yet, but Riot has provided a rough guide. The game will be available on mobile phones in 2020 and will be followed by consoles later. So android and iOS users might be able to play the game on their devices in 2020 but the console users might have to wait a bit longer. Starting in 2019, the game will undergo a series of alpha and beta tests to endure the quality of the game. The first alpha and beta tests will be conducted in China followed by other regions and the game will be live worldwide by the end of 2020. The preregistration for the android version has started now which will be followed by iOS registration later.
Wild Rift’s Gameplay:
Wild Rift’s gameplay is specially designed to fit the mobile experience, but Riot aims to keep the gameplay experience the same across different platforms. A floating joystick on one side of the screen will control the Champion and ability movement and on the other side of the screen would be the abilities. The map of the game is Summoner’s Rift the inhibitors have been removed. Turrets have also been removed and some of the walls and bushes are also changed in the jungle, but most of the map is the same. The mobile version of the game will offer a redesigned 5v5 MOBA format which will reduce the games to 20 minutes.
At what Platforms will the game be available?
The game will be available on both Android and iOS. You can preregister the download for android on the google play store. The iOS will be following along real soon. Riot might try to tie the release of Wild Rift with the release of the next generation of consoles PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett coming in 2020. A cross-play between the PC version of LoL and Wild rift might not be possible at the moment, because Riot wants to make sure that the gameplay feels fair and fun to the players, but Riot is looking for possibilities in the future. Riot explains that ‘We didn’t want to just port League on PC 1:1—we want to make sure Wild Rift feels like it was designed for new platforms and use that opportunity to make a bunch of improvements to the game.’
What are the requirements for the game?
The requirements have not been settled yet, but Riot is aiming for the following specs in mobile phones:
Android: 1 GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and Adreno 306 GPU equivalent to Samsung Galaxy A7.
iOS: iPhone 5S and later.
The specs for the console haven’t been released yet.