League of Legends developer and publisher Riot Games has announced a new game exclusive to mobile and consoles. It’s called League of Legends: Wild Rift and the plan is to have the mobile version “fully live everywhere in the world” by the end of next year – with the console versions to follow at some point after this.
Although Riot said it would share more information about the console release later on in 2020, it has left us wondering if the game will actually be released on Nintendo’s hybrid device. The Switch seems like a prime candidate for a game like this, but what are the chances of it coming to this platform?
After a look at the job section of the Riot Games website, we found multiple positions referencing Nintendo’s beloved handheld system. There are two for senior software engineers (specifically for the new game Wild Rift) and various other jobs that mention the Nintendo Switch. The senior software engineer positions both desire:
Experience shipping cross platform console games (XBox, PS, Switch)
The software architect job at Riot’s Platform group requires the following:
Experience and understanding with two or more of the following platforms: Microsoft Windows OS (desktop), iOS or Android OS (mobile), XB1, PS4, Nintendo Switch (console).
And other positions such as the quality assurance lead for the Riot Platform Group ask for similar qualifications:
Experience with one or more of the following platforms: Microsoft Windows OS. (desktop), iOS or Android OS (mobile), XB1, PS4, Nintendo Switch (console)
Riot has made it clear console development will follow the mobile release, so based on this information and the above references to Nintendo’s platform, it seems like there is a good chance of Wild Rift gearing up for a Switch release.
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