Riot Video games’ Joe Ziegler is saying goodbye to his function as Valorant’s sport director to work on one thing new on the studio.
This information comes by the use of a new post made by Ziegler on the official Riot website, wherein he discusses his final eight years there. He reveals that Valorant, which was officially released last year, 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 filled with gratitude and deep pleasure that I come to you at present with information,” Ziegler writes. “After eight years engaged on Valorant, constructing it from the bottom up with a workforce of devoted and passionate builders who’ve labored tirelessly to serve you all with the respect and admiration that you simply deserve, I’m giving up the mantle of sport director of the Valorant tac-shooter to my good buddy, Andy Ho [senior director of game direction at Riot].”
Ziegler mentioned Ho is somebody who has put a few years of labor into Valorant as properly and that his dedication to the tac-shooter units excessive requirements of inspiration for builders on the sport. Ziegler additionally mentioned he’s assured that Ho’s time as the brand new director will see Valorant develop and evolve year-over-year “to turn into even higher than what I may 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 will even scratch the floor of the superb impression Valorant has already had to date.” This might imply any variety of issues – maybe he’s engaged on a sport for Riot in a style that’s common 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 sport set in the identical universe as Valorant. Solely time will inform for now.
For extra about Valorant, try our ideas on it in Game Informer’s Valorant review after which learn concerning the new map, battle pass, and cosmetics added to it earlier this 12 months. Take a look at this story about how Valorant Mobile is in the works after that.
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