It’s exhausting to recollect a time when Valorant wasn’t a relentless function in my gaming repertoire. However Riot Video games’ first-person tactical shooter has solely been out for a yr and a half. Since then, it’s solely gotten higher by releasing new brokers, new maps, and guaranteeing the aggressive integrity of the sport has by no means wavered. All of this has been achieved beneath the watchful eye of Recreation Director Joe Ziegler, who has simply introduced he’s leaving Valorant.
Though the hero-based shooter has been with us for only a yr and a half, it has been a part of Ziegler’s life for eight years. That’s a considerable chunk of time in anybody’s profession, and understandably, he is likely to be searching for new challenges.
Passing the mantle
Ziegler, together with the staff of builders, constructed Valorant from the bottom up. A kind of builders was Andy Ho. In his announcement, Ziegler revealed that the mantle of Recreation Director will go to Ho. Ho was beforehand the Senior Director for Recreation Route, and Ziegler had excessive reward for Ho in his letter to Valorant followers. He assured gamers that the brand new Recreation Director will “proceed to develop and evolve Valorant” past what even Zeigler himself might think about.
Ziegler then revealed his subsequent transfer after leaving Valorant. Properly, he hinted at it. He can be beginning one thing new, and it looks as if that “one thing new” will nonetheless be inside Riot Video games. He wraps up his announcement by saying that he received’t be removed from Valorant.
I imply, his Twitter deal with has the phrase “Riot” in it. So, he clearly loves the studio. Perhaps he’s transferring over to the League of Legends MMORPG. He may be engaged on one other spinoff from the League of Legends universe, like Ruined King. If you wish to hold observe of his actions after he leaves Valorant, you possibly can observe Joe Ziegler on Twitter.