League of Legends studio reportedly canned Smash Bros. style fighter following perceived MultiVersus flop

Riot Games was reportedly developing a Smash Bros. style fighter set in the League of Legends universe, but pulled the plug on the project earlier this year after perceiving Warner Bros’ Smash-inspired MultiVersus to have been a commercial failure.

That’s according to former Washington Post video games and esports editor Mikhail Klimentov, who – writing in his ReaderGrev newsletter – claims 70-80 Riot employees were working on the Smash-style platform fighter, codenamed Pool Party.

Citing current and former Riot employees familiar with the project, Klimnetov says Pool Party was initially envisaged as a hardcore fighting game but grew to incorporate party game elements and casual-friendly mechanics as development continued.

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