The final season of League of Legends is already in the running, but a new cinematic trailer aimed at teasing players for next year appears to have had the opposite effect, with developer Riot Games since admitting the trailer “missed the mark”.
Every year since 2018, Riot has released a Amazing cinematic To start each new season in League of Legends. However, the movie for the 2023 season, The Brink of Infinity, was not particularly successful. While previous cinematics featured epic battles, sweeping vistas that showed off the League of Legends world, and the chance to see many of the game’s iconic heroes in a new light, this year’s cinematic is primarily a two-minute flyby of the game’s Summoner’s Rift map accompanied by With a voiceover.
Fans quickly noticed the disparity between this year’s blockbusters and those of previous years, and wasted no time in expressing their displeasure. This prompted Riot to acknowledge the controversy in a series of events Tweets. Citing “unprecedented circumstances,” Riot stated that it had chosen an “alternative method for the 2023 season video” that it believed would still celebrate the League of Legends world and the game’s competitive spirit.
“But we heard your feedback, and we want to acknowledge that Brink of Infinity missed the mark for the action-packed, hero-driven trailer I expected and led to even more speculation about our investment in the League,” a tweet from the official League of Legends Twitter account reads.
The free-to-play League of Legends is a huge money maker for Riot, so it seems a little hard to think of Riot somehow giving up on the game that put them on the map. However, fans who are skeptical of the company’s “investment” in the MOBA, cite content drafts and a lack of quality skins as reasons why some fans feel this way.
Riot goes on to state that they are continuing to invest in League of Legends and that the game has a bright future, but “should have been more outreach, which may help with some of that sentiment and speculation.” Additionally, Riot plans to give players more details on what the company’s investment in League of Legends looks like “in the next couple of days.”
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