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Why did Riot spend ten years to follow the League of Legends to launch a new game

After a decade, the League of Legends, Riot Games debuted. It is finally prepared to announce its next version as it turns out. The company unveiled the mystery of the upcoming games at its 10th-anniversary celebrations held yesterday. There are several league spinoffs, including digital card games, fighting games, and animated series. There is also a mysterious shooter being planned codenamed “Project A” for taking part in a brand new universe. If Riot’s first decade is almost entirely defined by a game, then the next decade seems to be based on the same foundation.
Riot co-founder Marc Merrill revealed the company’s new lineup to The Verge: “It feels great.” “When we work on things for many cases or years, in order to show them to the rest of the world. This is a very exciting time as a developer.” Of course, keeping up with the league is a daunting task. Regardless of its age, it is still one of the most popular games in the world, with an estimation of 8 million daily players and active professional leagues spread across multiple continents. Long-term success will certainly put a lot of pressure on any subsequent games, but Merrill said that it is not the exact reason why Riot’s next title announcement took so long.
He explained that the Riots might be the biggest game company in history, has only one game. He thinks that there are very effective ways to review and criticize it. On the other hand, he also feels that there are many useful methods which could be discussed. Additionally, about why the concern may actually be part of the company’s success secrets. According to Merrill, the company can attract new people because of the league scale, which in turn makes it possible to form new teams around specific projects. He said: “In order to create and deliver incredible games, it is essential to have the best people and the best team. And it can’t be done overnight.” Merrill said that the R&D department of Riot had explored various ideas, but most of the ideas have not entered the actual production stage. He added that Riot is going to have some big games over time. He says that Riot wants players to know what to expect from them in terms of commitment including great IP, quality of service, really high-quality gameplay.