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League of Legends has done pretty well for itself on PCs and Macs, but there has to always be the temptation for more. With its action-y controls, it would seem to be a viable candidate for a console port, and maybe even tablets, like some MOBAs have done.




But the king of the MOBA scene has no plans to go in that direction. Following the announcement of a deal between Tencent — which Riot is a subsidiary of — and Microsoft, there was some speculation that an Xbox One port could be in the offing, but Riot quickly slammed the door on that talk. According to a Riot representative:

“Today’s announcement mentioning League of Legends has generated a lot of speculation in the LoL player community. We’d like to clarify that our focus is on making sure League plays great on Mac and PC. No plans for console, mobile or other platforms at this time.”

That’s good news if you’re a current desktop player of League, but it’s maybe a little disappointing if you prefer a different gaming platform. And, considering how mobile is taking off, it’s more than a little surprising, especially when one considers how big League is Asia, where mobile is king. Of course, plans can and do change…

What do you think? Would you like to see LoL on consoles or mobile? Or should it stay on PC and Mac?

the author

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. angeliko21 on March 24, 2015

    i will only say,League of Legends is about luck,i mean on low lvls,how?i will tell you how,the game is about 2 teams with 5 players,each player play a role,either Marksman,Tank,Assassin,Mage,Fighter,but this roles are not fixed,so you can play Marksman top for example,or Assassin jungle,but the worst thing in this game is the comunity,and how is that?bunch of kids that are teemo fans and insta lock in,or trolls feeders,and i mean people that will blame you for nothing(ex:they die like 6 times and you die once,and they say…why did you feed?),and i will say,you need luck to get decent team and decent enemys,sometimes you have to block everyone to play good,because if you pay attention to chat,you will be surprised sometimes how people are stupid to say,hope you die from cancer or other things,but if you get good matches you will have fun,trust me,the game is good but the comunity is toxic.

  2. Sakosaga on March 24, 2015

    Yea i don’t think there should ever be a port over with a game like league, i remember star craft having a port for the N64b yea no bad idea RTS style and MOBA like style such as league doesn’t need a port over because of the style of play it has if it were something like smite which does have a port over for the xbox one then yes thats doable because its not like a more RTS lined play style its got the 3rd person view making it easier to do things.

  3. FUKTHEVALKIRIE on March 22, 2015

    Lol is fun, but it isnt when people on your team feeds. :/

  4. FUKTHEVALKIRIE on March 22, 2015

    LoL is fun. 😀

  5. dd on March 20, 2015

    Are these folks mentally retarded? Do they really think a huge game such as LoL will be able to be handled by a tiny little phone? Or console? Imagine the discomfort.

  6. Tevalkirie on March 20, 2015

    Leage of legends..or should i say league of trollers? I haven’t played MOBAS for 3 months and it feel’s good and I must admit, it’s easy the game is not even hard. It is for some, some not. Still league is fun in Its own way but it lacks one thing : Balanced champions. And thus it’s true. Ty for your attention!

    • FUKTHEVALKIRIE on March 22, 2015

      TE LoL isn’t easy, because there are tons of champs that you can use and some counter others. You have to know a lot about the game to know where to go what to do and so on. So yea League isn’t easy.

  7. Traace on March 20, 2015

    Riot is just unable to publish that.Net based client. Thats the reason

  8. SwagCrab on March 20, 2015

    League of Legends is not trash or garbage dont sai that if you never plaied the game,or if you are just mad cuz your stuck in bronze,or if you dont like how the game looks,it take time to be good in League of Legends and it all starts after lvl 30,i dont really care what you guys say about lol, i really like league of Legends and yeah i play a littel Heroes of the Storm as a tester but the game is made by Blizzard and i dont trust them, i mean LoL IS AN FREE 2 PLAY Game you dont need to donate in lol to be a good player,but World of Warcraft is not free to play,Hearthstone is 50% free to play ( if someone donates in Hearthsoneand buy card pack the ywill have a big advantage vs players that just started the game and they dont donate,i did play Hearthsone for the start as a tester i did got good cards because i played before the game was available to all,but for a new player the game is very balanced ) so dont say “FUCk” lol and go and play Heroes of the Storm before the game is LIVE nad to all because this is Blizard and they will fuck up the game in 1 whay or the other.This is my opinion so dont say something stupid in the comments.Ty for you time 🙂

    • SwagCrab on March 20, 2015

      (Heathstone is an unbalanced) not balanced,i forgot to correct it

  9. Seanny Chwan on March 20, 2015

    I’m totally not a fan of LOL .. but i say they did the right thing .. cuz MOBA is not meant to be on any other platform then PC ..

  10. Mamson on March 20, 2015

    play Heroes of the storm ladies… delete this trash

  11. Eviil on March 19, 2015

    They balling like that?

    Anyways, this would of been nice a couple years ago but they better start making their next “LOL” or create a new engine for this one to keep up to date. the game play is there but the visuals, sound, animation are getting outdated by the year.

  12. coma on March 19, 2015

    Port that garbage out to consoles and ios.

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