Valorant impacts how Riot Games views adding voice chat to League of Legends

One of the main producers behind League of Legends said that Riot Games’ other major title, Valorant, impacts how the studio views the implementation of voice chat in the long-running MOBA. For an incredibly long time, League of Legends fans have made it known that they would like to see party-free voice chat added to the game to improve communication with other random players. And while it’s not a feature Riot has ever committed to adding, it looks like its inclusion in Valorant could shape how the developer perceives the potential of its arrival League.

In a recent discussion with ComicBook.com, League of Legends Executive producer Jeremy Lee has talked about the idea of ​​one day bringing partyless voice chat to the game. Valorant help to give League of Legends feedback from the development team on how it might work in the title. Additionally, he said that Riot is always very aware that Lol players want to see this added eventually, despite the studio’s continued silence on the subject.

“If the players are talking about it, you can be sure that we are talking about it in the squad as well. We don’t consider any decision to be final on the match. Our thoughts on this are still evolving and whether we can find a way that resolves some issues, so I’m definitely open to that,” Lee said. “I think one of the things that excites me is the progress that Valorant [has made]. Anna Donlon, which is the EP of Valorant, she and I discuss game support features that create a safer and more inclusive environment for all players. We now have workflows that not only go into League of Legendsbut in all of Riot’s games trying to move forward in some of the areas that I think could help make voice acting a more positive experience.”

Right now, it still looks like League of Legends will not receive the same voice chat structure as Valorant is bragging. And while that could change down the line, Riot is at least looking to flesh out the ping system more in Lol within the game 2023 Pre-Season Update. Whether or not these more in-depth ping options help to significantly improve communication remains to be seen, but hopefully they will be a satisfying middle ground for now.

Do you hope the voice chat features seen in Valorant also ends up appearing in League of Legends? Or are you more than okay with how Lol currently works with communication? Let me know in the comments or message me on Twitter at @MooreMan12.

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