Different from the dramatic and attractive LoL short films in the past, Brink of Infinity in 2023 was vehemently criticized by the community.
Since 2018 until now, Riot Games has always made fans expect the short film LoL at the beginning of the season. Because in addition to the impressive graphics, the content of these short films is also extremely attractive, above all it “softens” the desire for Riot Games to make a movie about Runeterra from fans.
But this year, the short film that Riot Games released at the beginning of the 2023 season was vehemently criticized by the gaming community, many fans were even disappointed and left sarcastic words, “ca khau” on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
The Brink of Infinity | Season 2023 Cinematic – League of Legends (ft. Mia Sinclair Jenness, 2WEI)
Looking back on the past, The Brink of Infinity (2023) is considered to be much worse than The Call (2022), Ruination (2021), Warriors (2020), … and especially not as good as A New Dawn – the short film has released 8 years ago of League of Legends. Therefore, Riot Games is rumored to be “neglecting” League of Legends and spending money on other projects.
Being criticized by the community too much, Riot Games had to give an explanation for the release of this short film:
“This year, there were some unprecedented circumstances that forced us to choose another way to make videos for the 2023 Season. However, we believe it can still represent the vast and refined universe. competitive spirit of League of Legends while welcoming the new season.
But we’ve heard your feedback, and we’d like to admit Brink of Infinity missed the mark with the action-packed champs you’d expect, which has led to a lot of speculation about the first installment. our investment in League of Legends.
Honestly, we should have communicated more, which might have helped alleviate some of those feelings and speculations. We believe LoL has a bright future and we’re investing in it, but we can do a better job of sharing those plans with you.
We are committed to providing you with more details on what that investment looks like in the next few days.” – Riot Games explained on the League of Legends fanpage.
After receiving this notice, many fans were less angry and waited until Riot Games explained the investment. On the contrary, there are also fans curious about the “unprecedented situation” that Riot mentioned, because at the time of the global pandemic (Covid-19) complicated developments, the company still released attractive short films. Currently, the case is still attracting the attention of many League of Legends gamers.
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