The trailer for the new Riot FPS games is out
For the longest time, Riot Games was known for one thing – League of Legends. Recently, another issue drew some attention – in light of the Hong Kong protests, some players protested the all-Chinese-owned Riot Games by quitting the game entirely.
Now Riot is looking to make positive headlines again, and they’re doing it by releasing a trailer for a shooter they’ve been developing for a while. Project A, their new first-person shooter sure seems to have made an impact.
Riot’s new FPS – A mix of Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
In a world with a hundred different shooters, Riot is aiming for something unique, and the first few glances of Project A make it look like they have a fighting chance. The gameplay of this new game seems like a mix of Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, featuring both guns and special abilities not found in more ‘realistic’ shooters.
Riot went with a cartoony art style a little similar to Fortnite, and what we’ve seen so far looks good. The little teaser vid featured some smooth and well-crafted animations and attacks, and it gave us a hint of the things we’ll be able to do in the game.
Naturally, there’s shooting, but Riot FPS includes a healthy dose of magic and abilities. There seem to be a number of supernatural abilities in play, including walls made of water, huge gas bubbles and more.
Project A will be ‘different’
Riot Games is also making some pretty big promises when it comes to the game – they promise they’re in it for the long haul, and that Project A will be ‘different’. Set on a near-future Earth, the character-based game promises high-consequence gameplay with as much support and effort as League has seen.
Riot boasts a team of experienced FPS developers, and they’re focusing on one thing in particular – lag. The devs are actively working on strategies that can prevent lag caused by higher ping, and issues that players with weaker Internet connections face, while also already promising a no-tolerance approach for cheaters and hackers.
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— Riot Games (@riotgames) October 16, 2019
For now, the three minute video that Riot released doesn’t give us much more than that, and it’ll have to tide us over for some time – more announcements aren’t expected until 2020 at least. When the game will be released remains to be seen, but with how secretive Riot has been on Project A so far, we can only assume they have a plan, and that they’re sticking to it!