The landing of League of Legends, the successful Riot Games MOBA, on mobile phones could be closer than ever, according to new information from Reuters. Its launch, of course, is not expected for this year but it is ahead that, finally, Tencent would have got away with the goal of bringing one of the most profitable video games in history to iOS and Android devices.
And it is that according to Reuter you have been able to know through its sources, the relations between the Asian holding company and the American developer were never very good in terms of how to capitalize on the popularity achieved by the MOMA In fact, they add, Riot Games would have rejected in the past the possibility of adapting the title to smartphone and tablets. For its part, Tencent opted for Honor of Kings -Arena of Valor in the West- in a move that parents of League of Legends did not like very much.
When will it be available? There the different sources of Reuters differ, since one affirms that the mobile version of LOL has been in development for these platforms since last year, while another of the informants considered as unlikely its release in iOS and Android this 2019. p>
Despite the emergence of battle royale such as Fortnite, Apex Legends and PUBG, and other action proposals such as Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege, League of Legends has remained virtually unchanged as the most popular proposal in PC since its inception. launch a decade ago In fact, it is estimated that only in 2018 the MOBA managed to generate 1,400 million dollars, a figure that was quite low compared to 2017, when it obtained 2,100 million. This could have caused Riot Games, this time, to accept the search for new audiences.