Riot games shares a glimpse of its upcoming project-L and its future plans with regard to monetization. Tom Cannon the developer stated that “When it comes to monetization, we promise to be respectful of both your time and your wallet”. It is believed that the creators of Riot games are centralizing their focus based on developing players’ skills, and competitive play and one should be able to enjoy playing games while being financially unworried.
League of Legends players is quite familiar with the champion Illaoi. But in this new Project L, the champion will be equipped with a “Big Body Juggernaut” along with a “huge hurtbox, massive hits, and slower movement, with a simple-to-learn, hard-to-master kit”, added game designer Caroline Montano.
Further describing how Illaoi is going to function within the game, “Illaoi is a strong and muscular woman who attacks with a giant totem, so it makes sense she would hit with her own physical strength, as opposed to hiding behind the power of her god or magical abilities”. Illaoi will share the same dinner table as the other five confirmed league champions that will showcase in Project-L: Ahri, Darius, Ekko, Jins and Katarina.
While the associate game director Shaun Rivera put forward his views by saying, “Our ultimate goal is to have a diverse and inclusive roster where everyone can find a champion that truly speaks to them”. In fact, the developers were clever enough to assign Illaoi a position for its fighting gameplay. Which has been the main characteristic of Illaoi that are featured in both League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra.
There’s been a vivid description of Illaoi’s gameplay design. Which was made clear to us by Montano in his statement, “We also needed tentacles. Illaoi’s god, Nagakabouros, is a tentacle sea monster, and there needed to be some aspect of that in her kit. But beyond empowering her attacks, Nagakabouros also gives Illaoi the strength to steal her opponent’s soul”.
Tom Cannon confirms that it is just the beginning of something very thrilling and exciting about Project-L. With an abundance of updates kept in the store for the next year.