You may remember right around Blizzcon that the lead systems designer for WoW, Greg Street, left Blizzard. Some sneaky fellows on Reddit have discovered what exactly Mr. Street is up to these days. According to his LinkdIn profile Greg Street is now listed as the Lead Game Designer at Riot Games.
With the hiring of a highly influential member of the WoW design staff it seems appropriate to wonder if Riot is possibly considering a game in the MMO genre? A League of Legends based MMO that explores the lore and characters more in depth could be a truly amazing game if done correctly. Imagine making your own yordle and doing quests for Teemo out in the forest. Or fielding a guard regiment on the command of Garen. The lore behind LoL is quite deep and it seems almost logical to extend the brand into a different medium that can tell the story better than a traditional MOBA. An MMO isn’t exactly a ground breakingly different medium compared to a MOBA but done correctly there’s likely no way that Riot could fail in attracting an audience and making loads of money.