Riot Video games’ Valorant director leaves studio for Bungie

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Ex-Riot Video games dev Joe Ziegler announced that he is now part of Future 2 developer Bungie. Ziegler was beforehand the co-director for Riot’s hero shooter Valorant, and had beforehand announced his departure from Riot at first of December. 

“After 12 nice years at Riot, this week will likely be my final week,” wrote Ziegler on the time. “I’m departing with a coronary heart filled with gratitude for Riot Video games and all of you for the wonderful reminiscences we have shared collectively.”

Ziegler has been generally credited with the preliminary idea for Riot’s 2020 shooter, which took place because the developer needed its workers to pitch potential video games. The shooter is additionally the primary (and solely) non-League of Legends recreation for the studio. 

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So far as what his position at Bungie entails, Ziegler was imprecise. His announcement tweet solely mentioned that he can be “engaged on new stuff that hopefully will at some point get to be performed by you all.”

Bungie’s large focus in the meanwhile is the Lightfall growth for Future 2 in February 2023, adopted by The Last Form in 2024. However earlier this 12 months, a report from Insider Gaming indicated that the developer might need a revival for its 90s shooter collection Marathon within the works. 

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