Riot confirms Project L will be free-to-play, includes Illaoi as a fighter

News is finally here, and it is hefty for such a small update.

For the first time since November 2021, Riot Games has shared new information surrounding its upcoming fighting game Project L in a developer diary published by project leads and fighting game community (FGC) staple Tom Cannonincluding confirmation that the game will be free-to-play and a reveal for Illaoi, the Kraken Priestess being included as a playable fighter. 

The team is finishing up work on core mechanics and gameplay, with focus now shifting to building out the games champion lineup and features dealing with competitive play and social systems, according to Cannon.

The team is also moving forward with its goals of removing as many barriers to entry for Project L by making it entirely free-to-play. This includes a promise from the developers to be respectful when it comes to monetization when it does launch. 

One of our goals is to remove as many barriers as possible from you enjoying Project L, Cannon said. We want you to be able to play no matter where you live, what your skill level is, or how much money you have to spend on a game.

No update on a release window was shared, but it is likely that the game is still too far out for an official release date, just like the team said in its last update.

This article is developing.

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