Riot Games, the known developer for multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends, just recently announced that they have acquired developer Radiant Entertainment. Therefore, Riot is now the proud owner of the studio behind Stonehearth, a castle-building PC game, as well as fighting game Rising Thunder. Both developers are now promising to continue the development of the unfinished Stonehearth title, however, much can be said about Radiant’s fighting game. In other words, Rising Thunder’s alpha test is shutting down. The team behind this game is now moving on to an new unannounced game according the Radiant’s main blog.
League of Legends Company, Riot Games, Acquires Radiant Entertainment
The recent blog post reads, “We are delighted to announce that Radiant Entertainment has been acquired by Riot Games.” The developers from Radiant Entertainment will continue their mission in building great games that speaks towards an international gaming audience.
The acquisition of the new developers makes Riot flourish with even more talent. League of Legends in one of the most played and highest-grossing MOBAs in the world. This free-to-play arena battler generates almost a billion US dollars per annum just by selling characters and selling cosmetic equipment to their dedicated players. Said title is already a known game within the thriving esports scene.
With Radiant Entertainment now part of the team, Riot Games has already doubled the number of games under their wing. There is even a said third game that is already in the works. However, that third title will not be Rising Thunder as the fighting game has been placed with a final curtain. Said fighting game changes the way how fighting games work as it enables players to do a complicated array of moves with the press of a single button. Therefore, this would make it fairly easy to anyone who wants to try out the fighting genre.
Radiant Entertainment gives their thanks to the fans that have been with them through their journeys. “To everyone who has helped support us by playing Stonehearth and Rising Thunder, backing our Kickstarter, telling your friends, and giving us your feedback: Thank you for helping us make these games as good as they can be,” a portion of the post reads. “You have been a consistent source of motivation and inspiration for us, and we look forward to continuing to talk and work with you in the future.”
For those who are questioning as to what’s in it for Riot Games, more specifically speaking that of League of Legends, well the increase in manpower is certainly a good thing but it is unclear at the moment if the developers from Radiant Entertainment would be assisting LoL in some way.