League of Legends: Wild Rift coming to mobile and consoles in 2020

Console and mobile gamers will get to experience League of Legends: Wild Rift next year when Riot Games' flagship MOBA makes its way to the platforms.

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Riot Games has just announced that League of Legends will be coming to mobile and consoles next year in the form of League of Legends: Wild Rift. This marks the first time the hugely popular title will be available to play on a platform outside of PC since it first debuted back in 2009. Please check out the announcement trailer for League of Legends: Wild Rift below!

Legend of Legends: Wild Rift mobile and console announcement

It’s been a big day of announcements for Riot Games as the company unveils its actually working on more games than just League of Legends. But, if you’ve got a golden goose you want to treat it right, and so the immensely popular MOBA will be making its way to consoles and mobile devices next year.

League of Legends: Wild Rift is the mobile and console version of the game that is specially designed for play on the new platforms. Players will be able to take to the Rift to battle it out in teams of five against other players, and presumably AI-controlled opponents, using a vast catalogue of champions.

There have been other MOBA games released on console and mobile, though these tend to function in drastically different ways. Smite offers players a third-person perspective on console, while the likes of Mobile Legends has a similar isometric view to the likes of DOTA and LoL.

It’s difficult to image how this type of gameplay will function on console without the ability to click minions or enemies with a mouse. However, the trailer does mention Wild Rift has been rebuilt specifically for these platforms, so the developers have no doubt taken all these factors into account.

What the end result will be for League of Legends: Wild Rift will become clear soon. Though no specific release date has been set, console and mobile gamers can look forward to playing League sometime in 2020. Riot Games also announced its working on a first-person shooter known only as Project A.

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