Riot Games has not released much about its team-based first-person shooter, dubbed Project A, since its announcement in October 2019 but this is the internet and slowly but surely, we are hearing more information on what Riot Game’s upcoming game is going to be like.
From what has been said, it seems Project A will have strong elements of both Counter-Strike and hero-based shooters like Overwatch and Apex Legends.
Former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) pro player Henry “HenryG” Greer was invited to Riot Game’s EU office to playtest the game and he had some interesting tidbits to offer.
In a lengthy Twitter post, HenryG reported that Riot Game’s FPS game was most similar to CS:GO, with it being a 5vs5 round-based tactical shooter but where Project A differs from CS:GO is by having players select characters that each come with a unique skill.
However, according to HenryG, the skills the characters come with are all diluted in power compared to games like Overwatch and Apex Legends, meaning that a player’s shooting ability and tactical prowess is still more important in helping them win matches.
HenryG advise players to not rely on these skills too much but follows it up with “there’s nothing more satisfying dropping a successful combo of movement mechanics abilities that isolates your opponent to buy space before pulling the trigger on the killing blow.”
In his Twitter post, HenryG also pointed out that Riot Games isn’t curating his tweets so what he’s been posting is solely based on personal opinion and coming from someone who has been in the competitive FPS scene, this certainly bodes well for Riot Games and Project A.
He even calls Project A the best game he has played since CS:GO.
Aside from Project A, Riot Games is also working on Legends of Runeterra, a card game based on League of Legends, as well as the mobile version of the popular MOBA, called League of Legends: Wild Rift. It has also set up Riot Forge which aims to help third-party developers create more games set in the League of Legends universe.