A recent Riot Games trademark reveals the title of its long-avised first-person competitive shooter formerly entitled Project A. The trademark calls this project Valorant, and it says Riot is keen to promote it as a highly competing eSports-led product.
Project A, along with the forthcoming TCG, Legends of Runeterra and Wild Rift, the computer and mobile game League of Legend, was initially confused during the Riots 10th-anniversary celebration live stream. In tandem with Project A of the moment, Riot has taught several other failed projects like an ARPG, as well as its long-awaited fighting game. Finally, a television series called Arcane was announced.
Respawn First’s article now reveals that Riot Games has filed a trademark that could calls their upcoming FPS project finally. The trademark of Valorant was filed and is still pending on 20 February 2020. At the time of this writing, a Twitter account for the game@PlayValorants had more than five thousand followers, including several prominent FPS Streamers and eSport teams. The followers consisted mainly of well-known Internet celebrities and experts in video games, which led many to believe that this is, in fact, the Riot games project A, which is a first-person role shooter in war, something close to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Riot is now facing a lawsuit on grounds of discrimination against women in the workplace. The company could be paying up to $400 million. The initial disclosure caused a number of staff exit cases and culminated in the ongoing legal struggle to withdraw the initial settlement (in the amount of $10,000,000) and recent developments demonstrate that this proceeding could pave the way for further developments in the future.
In addition, in 2020, Riot expanded its brand. Announcing several video games and a developer-focused publishing division under The Ruined King and CONV / RGENCE, named for Riot Forge, which is responsible for two new titles. The former is a turn-based RPG developed in the steampunk environment of Zaun, which is known for the Darksiders Genesis, and the latter appears to be a platform for action.
Although Riot wishes to continue focusing on this League of Legends, these new headlines suggest they are keen to expand. Several players have started to compare this hercular mission because Riot tries to come close to industry titans like Blizzard. Blizzard has broadened its scope to include strategic games and ARPGs with snipers, MOBAs and MMOs. Valorant is trying to create a competitor for the two most popular shooters on a PC, Overwatch and CS: GO. The new decade seems a turbulent one for Riot, but millions of gamers are enthusiastic about their rapid expansion effort in the future.