Riot Games Acquires Rising Thunder Studio Radiant Entertainment

Riot Games Acquires Rising Thunder Studio Radiant Entertainment

riot

"You have been a consistent source of motivation and inspiration for us, and we look forward to continuing to talk and work with you in the future."

Rising Thunder and Stonehearth studio Radiant Entertainment announced today that it has been acquired by League of Legends developer Riot Games. The Rising Thunder alpha will close permanently on March 18, with the team beginning work on a new title. Meanwhile, development on Stonehearth will continue "full speed ahead."

Radiant founders Tom and Tony Cannon said the studio "will continue their mission of building incredible games that speak to us personally as players."

"We are delighted to announce that Radiant Entertainment has been acquired by Riot Games. At Riot, our developers will continue their mission of building incredible games that speak to us personally as players," the announcement reads.

"First and foremost, Stonehearth will go on, full speed ahead. We'll continue delivering Alphas at our current pace, with the aim of delivering the final game "when it's ready." We'll continue keeping you up to date on our progress through things like our Twitch streams and Desktop Tuesday blog posts," the announcement continues. "As for Rising Thunder, the team will start work on a new game that we're incredibly excited about. We wish we could say more now, but rest assured you'll hear more when the time is right. For now, we will be permanently closing Rising Thunder on March 18th. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Alpha!"

"You have been a consistent source of motivation and inspiration for us, and we look forward to continuing to talk and work with you in the future."

Permalink

what?!!?

when they say the Rising Thunder team is making a new game, do they mean a new fighting game, or something different? I loved what I'd played of the alpha, it would be really sad to see all their work go down the drain. Although I doubt Seth Killian is going to be working on anything but a fighting game, so maybe there's hope...

I for one welcome our new Chinese overlords. May death come swiftly to their enemies.

Wait, so Rising Thunder is being dropped? I hope not, I really like it.

Disappointing. I was looking forward to Rising Thunder's ideas and development.
So, does the countdown to a LoL fighter announcement start now, or is it better practice to wait a day?

 

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here