Rising Thunder developer, Radiant Entertainment has been acquired by League of Legends studio Riot Games.
As part of the announcement, Rising Thunder the Free-to-Play fighter will close its virtual doors on the 18th March. The game has been in Alpha on PC since August 2015 and had former Capcom “special combat advisor” Seth Killian behind it.
Radiant’s other game Stonehearth, an RTS/RPG hybrid will continue through development as planned, this is good news for the Kickstarter backers that pledged over $751k.
First and foremost, Stonehearth will go on, full speed ahead. We’ll continue delivering Alphas at our current pace, with the aim of delivering the final game “when it’s ready.” We’ll continue keeping you up to date on our progress through things like our Twitch streams and Desktop Tuesday blog posts.
As for Rising Thunder, the team will start work on a new game that we’re incredibly excited about. We wish we could say more now, but rest assured you’ll hear more when the time is right. For now, we will be permanently closing Rising Thunder on March 18th. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Alpha!
There is no suggestion of what Riot Games might move the Radiant Entertainment team on to under the new ownership.