Riot confirms rumors of fighting game development at Evo 2019 - Dexerto

Riot confirms rumors of fighting game development at Evo 2019

Published: 2/Aug/2019 19:25 Updated: 2/Aug/2019 22:42

by Bill Cooney


Riot employee Tom Cannon confirmed that the studio was working on a new fighting game at EVO 2019 on August 2.

August 2 1:24 PM PST UPDATE 

Riot Games released an official statement on the upcoming game shortly after Cannon’s revealed the project.

“Riot Games is excited to confirm that we’re developing a fighting game,” the studio said in the release. “We have experienced the profound impact this genre can have on players and want to bring the fighting game experience to more people.”

“We’re working hard to create a game truly worthy of the vibrant fighting game community and are making progress,” they continued. “But still have a long way to go before we’re ready to share more details.”

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Cannon – who’s also one of the founders of EVO – dropped the news live on stream and instantly got fans hyped.

He and his team who developed a fighting game called Rising Thunder were brought onto Riot in 2016 and speculation has been going among fans for the reason ever since.

Tom (left) and Tony Cannon, whose team made Rising Thunder and were acquired by Riot Games.

What is Rising Thunder and why are they at Riot?

Rising Thunder was the Cannon brothers’ fighting game, developed with accessibility in mind – all moves could be performed with a single button press, making it one of the most intuitive fighters ever released. 

The pair was picked up by Riot Games with the thought of developing a new title for Riot, long rumored to be the fighting game announced at EVO 2019.

Rising Thunder had some trouble gaining momentum when it was in Alpha, but it only had a few characters at the time. 

Some small tournaments were held for the game, but with Riot’s full backing, they have the best shot of bringing fighters to the masses — something many developers have tried and ultimately failed to do.

Riot fans have been clamoring for a League of Legends fighting game for some time now, but the closest we’ve come is community made games so far.

Cannon didn’t say much about the upcoming fighting game other than it was being produced by Riot, but a League-themed fighter would make a lot of sense for the company to appeal to their fans.

“I can confirm we’re working on a fighting game for Riot,” Cannon told the shocked EVO casters. 

Now that the game has officially been confirmed fans will be eagerly awaiting and searching for any leaks and details they can turn up on the new game.

Riot GamesA League-themed fighting game could be a hit with Riot’s fans.

Being Riot’s first new game since the release of League of Legends, the still-unnamed fighting game is already getting people hyped.


Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos


Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.