If you are one of the players who eagerly waited for Riot Games’ turn-based RPG Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, you have to wait a little longer. Riot Forge announced that the game has been delayed from early 2021 to mid-2021. We don’t have the exact release date yet.
Riot Forge is a company established by Riot Games to partner up with indie developers in order to bring in new League of Legends games for the players. Just the other day, they put out a statement that said the following: “We told you at Worlds 2020 we’d be taking you across Runeterra’s port cities and haunted isles in ‘Early 2021,’ but it looks like it’s going to take a little bit longer to get there. You will notice we’ll be switching our messaging to ‘Coming 2021.’”
The biggest reason for the delay is, unfortunately, Covid-19. Since the pandemic’s start, many game developers have had to postpone their titles because they’ve started to work from homes instead of offices. Riot Forge has joined them.
“This year has presented a number of challenges for all of us that have been outside of our control. With that in mind, we have recently been evaluating our timelines and we are going to need to make some adjustments for Ruined King,” they said.
Fans shared their love and support for Riot Forge, and most of them have said the same thing: “This is fine, take your time to make the game perfect.”
Even though the game has been delayed, we received a brand new gameplay trailer of Ruined King: A League of Legends Story in The Game Awards yesterday. The trailer gives some footage of combat mechanics, map designs, ability usages and a few enemies alongside playable characters.
We’re all waiting, Riot Games: do what you have to do to take this game to the next level.