Riot Video games is becoming a member of forces with an ex-Netflix government to proceed creating its new leisure division.
Brian Wright has been employed as Riot’s Chief Content material Officer. Wright will assist develop authentic movie, TV, and animation initiatives for Riot Leisure. As well as, Riot Video games says Wright will work to bridge the connection between the gaming and leisure industries.
At Netflix, Wright labored on bringing extra authentic content material to the platform, together with Stranger Issues, 13 Causes Why, and extra. Wright says he is “past thrilled” to hitch Riot Video games, including, “I am unable to wait to carry extra vibrant tales to gamers and followers world wide.”
Riot Video games is thought for creating and publishing League of Legends and Valorant, and the corporate is creating Arcane, an upcoming animated sequence within the League of Legends universe. The present is coming to Netflix this fall.
Final month, we discovered the creators of American Vandal are engaged on a mockumentary a few fictional League of Legends esports group. The present, titled PLAYERS, will debut on Paramount+. Riot Video games is without doubt one of the producers on the challenge.
There seems to be a little bit of pink rover occurring inside video games and leisure as Netflix not too long ago employed ex-EA government Mike Verdu to steer up its personal gaming division. Netflix at present soft-launched its cell video games app in Poland.
Logan Plant is a contract author for IGN. You could find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.