KEY POINTS

  • Riot Games is known for its popular games like "League of Legends"
  • It is now working on a new MMORPG set in the "LoL" universe
  • The company is currently hiring people for the project

It’s confirmed – Riot Games has revealed that it is working on a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the world of “League of Legends.”

According to a post on its official website, Riot Games is working on a new MMORPG and is currently assembling a huge team of people to create it. The news should come as a huge step to seeing a dream come true for many “League of Legends” players around the globe.

“No, you’re not dreaming, we’re working on an MMORPG based in the League universe! We know MMOs take a lot of people to create, and we’ll need a pretty big raid team if we want to bring Runeterra to life,” Riot said. “That's where you come in.”

Riot Games A screenshot of Riot Games' job posting for a new MMO title. Photo: Riot Games

While it didn’t specifically mention the job openings it currently has, Riot did say it will “post new roles” as needed. To those who are wondering if they make the cut, however, Riot said it is looking for people with experience in certain areas and practices:

  • Gameplay Engineering
  • Game Design
  • UX Design
  • Game Art (All Sub-Disciplines)
  • Game Production

What’s more, Riot said it is looking for people with “direct experience on MMOs,” although this is not a requirement for all the roles the company might open to interested parties. Riot also did not specifically mention what kind of “experience” with MMOs it is looking for – perhaps it is looking for those who have helped develop other MMO titles.

The game company added that while it doesn’t have a specific job opening at the moment, everyone can send their applications for a future opening. Riot will keep application records on file and will contact those who might be a great fit for certain positions.

Those who get hired to work on the upcoming Runeterra-based MMORPG not only get the honor of creating what could be a player’s dream world, but they also get perks in real life.

Riot Games said it will provide medical, dental and vision healthcare plans covering the employee and his/her spouse; life insurance, parental leave and short and long-term disability benefits; open paid time off, with the addition of two company-wide breaks; retirement contributions matching what the employee has; and donation matching, which means Riot will give equal the amount employees give to charity.

As a game studio, Riot Games will give employees a monthly stipend they can use to purchase and try other games to help broaden their perspective and ideas on gaming or simply use on in-game skins like those in “League of Legends.”