League Of Legends developer Riot Games have confirmed that they are working on a fighting game.
Cannon referred to Riot's upcoming fighting game as "the worst-kept secret" in the universe. As big as things are, we think it has the potential to be bigger.
The real story here isn't so much that Riot Games is making a fighter, which has always been presumed, it's the fact that the project is still alive in 2019.
"Riot Games is excited to confirm that we're developing a fighting game", the studio said in the release.
Cannon - who's also one of the founders of EVO - dropped the news live on stream and instantly got fans hyped. Riot has been nearly exclusively concerned with League of Legends for a decade now, but during the first day of fighting game tournament Evo 2019, Riot's Tom Cannon announced that this has changed.
We don't even know yet if it's linked to the world of League Of Legends, but Riot have recently stretched the MOBA into an auto battler via Teamfight Tactics, so it's possible they're open to expanding it into other genres, too.
Back in 2011, Tom Cannon and his brother, Tony, formed Radiant Entertainment, whose second project was a robotic fighting game (pictured in this article) called Rising Thunder.
What is Rising Thunder and why are they at Riot?
The pair was picked up by Riot Games with the thought of developing a new title for Riot, long rumored to be the fighting game announced at EVO 2019.
Riot Games has not had a lot of positive press as of late, but one of the loudest criticisms the studio has faced for years has been the lack of games in their own portfolio.