While the game was announced two years ago, Riot Games describes the new press release as a “reintroduction.” Therein, Senior Director and Executive Producer Tom Cannon describes that what was shown in 2019 was a “potential direction” the game could have been taken in. But as the game is still in R&D, the developers are exploring options and “finding the fun.”
Those explorations bore fruit, and the game is now in a spot where the developers are “all pretty excited about!” As such, a new gameplay was revealed, though notably still a “vertical slice” of an in-development product. As such, the final game will not ship this year, or in 2022.
“Our goal is to build a super high-quality fighting game that the FGC can invest deeply in,” Cannon explains, “playing for years or even decades. That takes time to get right, and we’re not going to rush it.” Cannon brings some pedigree to the game’s development, as he and his brother Tony co-founded the EVO Championship Series, and the rollback netcode program GGPO.
You can find The Right Foundation trailer below.
As previously reported, the game is set in Runeterra, the universe of League of Legends; and likewise features many of the MOBA’s iconic characters.