During the latest Xbox showcase at Summer Game Fest event, Riot Games announced that two of its major games, League of Legends and Wild Rift, will be arriving to the Game Pass in the near future with some included benefits.
Nevertheless, the surprise does not end here as Game Pass owners will have access to all the champions unlocked for both games. This is massive for both Xbox and Riot Games as two of the biggest video game companies in the entire world will be shaking hands to create something greater than usual.
As mentioned within the showcase, this brand new collaboration has one objective to bound and enhance the player base for both League of Legends and Wild Rift even further, and establish an undisputed dominance within the esports MOBA industry.
When League of Legends and Wild Rift was announced for the Xbox Game Pass including all agents unlocked, one of the key things it did was convince a lot of new players to give it a try. A major reason why several gamers avoid both the titles is because the way champions are initially locked, and on top of that it takes years of grinding essence to unlock them all.
However, now all players need to do is buy the Xbox Game Pass subscription and they will get to play whichever champion they want without any restrictions. This, of course, will help create an even more inclusive environment where everyone will feel welcome into the game.
Even then, a big question comes up in the community on whether this collaboration is simply to bring in more players or if it is for something bigger in the future. This is because both Riot Games and Xbox are smart companies and they do not indulge in deals until there is something bigger planned in place. We have seen this before in collaborations between juggernauts in the gaming scene.
Up until this point, Riot Games has never even thought about putting their major titles onto other platforms. So it might mean that something huge is in the works and that the future of League of Legends and Wild Rift will be brighter than ever.
If more players are walking in, then it’s only a matter of time before they start taking an interest in the esports scene of both the games, which is where a lot of money comes from thanks to sponsorships. Once that happens, the viewership numbers will increase, which in turn will help to further boost the overall standing of the titles from a competitive perspective, coming into a broader audience.
Nevertheless, players are just waiting to know when the games will become available within the Xbox Game Pass. Unfortunately, as of now, the only thing known is that both these games will be made available to Xbox Game Pass around this winter. The exact date is completely unknown, but it will probably be revealed somewhere during Fall this year as some experts have showcased.