This information comes by means of a brand new put up made by Ziegler on the official Riot web site, through which he discusses his final eight years there. He reveals that Valorant, which was formally launched final 12 months, is one thing he’s been engaged on for eight years as the sport director and that now, it’s time for him to maneuver on.
“It’s with a coronary heart stuffed with gratitude and deep pleasure that I come to you immediately with information,” Ziegler writes. “After eight years engaged on Valorant, constructing it from the bottom up with a crew of devoted and passionate builders who’ve labored tirelessly to serve you all with the respect and admiration that you just deserve, I’m giving up the mantle of recreation director of the Valorant tac-shooter to my good pal, Andy Ho [senior director of game direction at Riot].”
Ziegler stated Ho is somebody who has put a few years of labor into Valorant as effectively and that his dedication to the tac-shooter units excessive requirements of inspiration for builders on the sport. Ziegler additionally stated he’s assured that Ho’s time as the brand new director will see Valorant develop and evolve year-over-year “to change into even higher than what I might think about it to be.”
As for Ziegler, he’ll be staying at Riot however he’ll be “beginning one thing new (*wink, secrets and techniques…) within the hopes that we are able to even scratch the floor of the wonderful affect Valorant has already had up to now.” This might imply any variety of issues – maybe he’s engaged on a recreation for Riot in a style that’s well-liked that the studio hasn’t but touched, very similar to Valorant was successful within the tac-shooter style dominated by the likes of Counter-Strike: International Offensive. Maybe it means he’s engaged on a brand new recreation set in the identical universe as Valorant. Solely time will inform for now.
For extra about Valorant, try our ideas on it in Recreation Informer’s Valorant overview after which learn concerning the new map, battle move, and cosmetics added to it earlier this 12 months. Try this story about how Valorant Cell is within the works after that.
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