New details on Project A: Riot Games' first shooter is more Counter-Strike than Overwatch

In mid-October, Riot Games celebrated its tenth anniversary by announcing a dozen new projects, including

The shooter Project A also “lit up.” Judging by the first frames, gamers thought that the next successor to Overwatch was waiting for them, but the developers were preparing something else.

What is known

PC Games N talked to the CEORiot Nicolò Laurent, having found out more details about Project A. According to the head of the company, players will find a “very deadly” and tactical shooter.

“Project A is a tactical shooter. It's very deadly and very tactical. You will have very limited windows to use abilities,” Laurent said.

Nicolo clarified that Riot decided not to includeProject A into the League of Legends universe, since the game's characters are not suitable for a shooter. Both Malphite and Teemo have different hitboxes, which is not suitable for a tactical shooter where players should be on equal terms. Therefore, the game will feature characters with unique abilities, but these will be new heroes.

“We understood that pushing through the League championsof Legends into a shooter would be pointless. This is a tactical shooter, so everyone should have the same hitbox and the same weapon,” the CEO added.