League of Legends is coming to Windows 10 courtesy of a Microsoft-Tencent collaboration

League of Legends is coming to Windows 10 courtesy of a Microsoft-Tencent collaboration
One of the most popular MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arena) at the moment, League of Legends (or LoL, as it's often abbreviated), will hit the Windows 10 store in the foreseeable future. 

LoL will not be the only fairly-popular game that will hit the platform - CrossFire, a free-to-play online first-person shooter, as well as Dungeon & Fighter, a multiplayer beat 'em up title, will also land on the new Windows store.

These popular games will arrive for Redmond's OS thanks to a newly-announced collaboration between Microsoft and Tencent, a large Chinese investment holding firm, which is the publisher behind CrossFire and Dungeon & Fighter, as well as a major share-holder in Riot Games, LoL's developer.

It's hinted that LoL, by far the most popular game that is scheduled for release on Windows 10, might be an universal app, potentially reaching as many mobile gamers as it get with its addictive MOBA gameplay. As a refresher, Windows 10 is coming later this summer in some 190 countries. Bring it on, then!


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18 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Woah that's huge for Windows tablets and Surfaces But I still want MS to bring more of their Xbox One exclusives to PC Windows 10

4. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

they are, but don't exspect the main ones. They have to keep something for their systems. You can always stream it to pc if that counts lol

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good point But actually I am expecting the one mains That's the only way they can attract PC gamers to their Xbox service They already dropped the Xbox Live membership So it seems like they are actually trying hard this time When they half tried, they ported Halo 2 So I'd expect more this time Streaming is only good for Windows tablets or old desktops or old/cheap laptops I dont care about streaming since it will give me a worse experience than playing locally on an Xbox One, which is already pretty borderline IMO

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Woah nice! It would be great if it will be available to phones as well. But that would be asking too much.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Won't the controls be terrible on a phone? Even using a controller with the phone would be very hard IMO

11. ShadowHammer

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

I was thinking the same thing. Even on tablets, it seems rough. Screen real estate is important for MOBAs, and using all your skills requires lots of buttons or clicks on the screen. We'll see how this goes...

7. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I think the experience would be horrible on phones, unless they overhaul the controls

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

that means it will be coming to xbox! I don't even care haha MOBOS are not for me

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

DOTA 2 > LOL -- ahahahahahahahaha *grabs a brick* Just kidding, that is pretty awesome! Looking forward to this--

16. keekguy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

No man, dota is awesome

9. mohamed.k

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Will lol be available on windows 10 phone devices?

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

This is PR bulls**t for win10. League of Legends is a game designed for multi player and multiplayer only via mouse and keyboard. The game is so competitive that your keyboard coordination with mouse must be perfect, not to mention all the skill shots you need to hit precisely with your mouse. NO YOU WONT play LOL on your tablet or your phone. Unless you want to sit around and watch other PC players obliterate you. Now if they develop special version for touch screens to be played only for tablet and phone users thats fine. But this seems like the standard version that will work on any win10 device including phones and tablets which is funny cause no lol player will touch it anywhere else than on a PC.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

well most tablets allow for 5 touch input at a time. it shouldn't be to much of a hinder, and considering not everyone who plays is some elitist this can only get more people to play.

12. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

The heck outta here. LoL on a mobile device is a terrible experience. Try Vainglory. Its a MOBA suited for mobile. Its still only on iOS at the moment but the Android port is coming. Planning to buy a Nexus or HTC phone now because of this.

14. keekguy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Nice but i only play Dota 2

15. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Nifty

17. tobyB

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Good to hear :) I'm glad they're taking a step in that direction! I want them to make the phones more and MORE connected to my Xbox and all my Microsoft products... Especially my Xbox!!! ^_^

18. RiotDiscourse

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Per Riot Games Statement: "This 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." Diclosure - I'm a Riot Game communications person

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