Summer has been in full swing for several weeks now, and many of us have been fortunate enough to enjoy a few days or weeks of much-needed and well-deserved rest. As they say themselves, Riot Games members are not robots, and there comes a time when the need to disconnect and recharge batteries becomes absolutely necessary.
"As game developers, we’re all hyper-aware of the effects of crunch and project-based deadlines," explains Riot, "We owe it to ourselves and to you to prioritize our health as a team (well, many teams) so we can bring you new experiences long into the future."
Especially since the year was far from simple, the COVID-19 being only one of the many challenges taken up by the Californian firm over the last few months...
Riot points out that some teams have chosen to stagger their holidays over several weeks to ensure a minimum presence at all times. That said, we can expect an impact on the patch notes as well as on the announced releases, both of which are expected to be delayed.
Shortly after Ezreal, Master Yi, Shen, Sona, and Vi, it looks like six new champions are about to join the brand new line of skins announced for Patch 10.17.