Tencent Partners With Microsoft for League of Legends (Updated)
Riot Games has stepped forward to clear the air between Tencent's partnership with Microsoft. The League of Legends studio would like everyone to know that the partnership is to help optimize League's transition to Window 10 on PC, not to bring it to Xbox One or any portable Windows 10 devices.
Today’s announcement mentioning League of Legends has generated a lot of speculation in the LoL player community. We’d like to clarify that our focus is on making sure League plays great on Mac and PC. No plans for console, mobile or other platforms at this time. - Riot Games
Tencent's League of Legends will be joining all the eager flockers to Windows 10 and it will be joining them sooner rather than later.
Gamers aren't the only ones ready to up and leave Windows 8 as soon as humanly possible, as development companies are now getting in on it too. Polygon reports that Tencent has begun a partnership with Microsoft that will bring League of Legends to Windows 10 and the new Windows store. Of course, since Tencent has more titles than just League of Legends, its other games will be launching alongside the extremely popular MOBA. Two of these games include Cross Fire and Dungeon & Fighter.
Windows 10 has only been announced since late last year, but there are already huge strides being made in releasing the operating system. You can get Windows 10's developer's version now or just wait for it to officially release when many people will be able to upgrade for free as long as they do it within the first year. We're left wondering if League of Legend's migration to Windows 10 will bring about new devices that the game will be supported on. There are a few MOBAs coming to consoles, such as Smite for the Xbox One. It will be interesting to see where Windows 10 takes League of Legends in the future. This makes the ongoing race between League and the Dota much more interesting.
For now, we will just have to wait and see how Windows 10 will affect the MOBA genre as a whole.