Riot announces official name, release window for upcoming fighting game Project L

23 February 2024


Riot announces details about 2XKO, its new fighting game
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Game developer Riot Games has announced details about its upcoming fighting game, including its name, 2XKO, and a broad release window.

The game, previously codenamed Project L, is set to be released on most platforms in 2025 and will see several playtests and public presentations throughout 2024.

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2XKO is a highly anticipated upcoming fighting game being developed by game development studio Radiant Entertainment, a company Riot Games acquired in 2016.

The game was first officially revealed as Project L in November 2021. It will feature a tag team system, with each player controlling two characters: the main character, called Point, and a supporting character called Assist.

The game’s Executive Producer Tom Cannon shared via a blog post that the game is set to be released sometime during 2025. Meanwhile, 2024 will see an increase in the amount of play tests and content shared by the game’s team on social media.

Riot Games also announced that the game will be launching on PC, PlayStation 5, as well as Xbox Series S and X.

The first large playable demo access will be open during the upcoming EVO Japan event in April, and at-home play testing will also open before the end of the year. Riot has announced that interested players can sign up for the test right away through the official website.

The game’s first public appearance as a playable title was also at an EVO event, during the EVO 2023 in Las Vegas, United States.

Cannon, the Executive Producer, noted in a video that the game’s focus will be on grassroots esports and growing the game’s scene. He said that Riot is “learning a lot” from feedback that players are providing.

Although the demo will be featured at Evo Japan, Cannon noted that there will be a lot of events featuring the game during the year and that the game will also be featured at smaller events around the world.

Riot Games has also launched official 2XKO social media channels which will be used to share development information and content.

It appears Riot’s fighting game project was not affected by the company’s recent layoff round, which saw 500 cuts across Legends of Runeterra, third-party publishing label Riot Forge, and esports personnel.

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.