When asked on ask Riot about why they haven't released an ultimate skin in 2019 this was their answer.
" The short version: We’d like to, but it won’t be this year.
The long version: Let’s go back a couple years to really answer this question. When we have thought about what makes a skin an “ultimate” in the past, we considered the whole experience of the skin, including both the depth of experience and the novelty factor. Every ultimate skin created an expansive new fantasy for a champion and raised the novelty bar for skins in some way—like DJ Sona’s in-game music and Elementalist Lux’s expansive evolution tree.
With Gun Goddess Miss Fortune, we felt like we were delivering on the immersive experience expected for ultimate skins, but we weren’t necessarily creating a never-before-seen moment, especially since we were able to take advantage of the tech we’d already built. This is why we placed her below the typical price mark for an ultimate skin.
What we learned from Gun Goddess Miss Fortune is that the novelty factor is actually really important to y’all when you think about what makes a skin an “ultimate.” Players generally expect ultimate skins to break the boundaries of the game in some way, shape, or form, and this is something we’ve carried forward when considering potential new ultimates.
We did explore some possibilities for ultimate skins for 2019, but we didn’t land on anything that we felt all-in on, and we don’t plan on releasing one this year. We want to make sure the next one we commit to really exceeds your expectations, and this takes more than just an innovative idea—it takes extra dev time to get there. It’s important to us that the next ultimate skin we make for one champion feels more worthwhile than if we were to have spent that time creating Legendary skins for multiple champions.
All of that said… yes, we are still searching for the next ultimate skin for League. There’s a few ideas we’re exploring for 2020, but we haven’t committed to anything as of now. As always, we welcome suggestions and ideas from you on what you’d like to see for the future of ultimates."
Which makes Seraphine ultimate skin a joke.
Let's check the boxes shall we ?
- Players generally expect ultimate skins to break the boundaries of the game in some way, shape, or form.- My guess is no one believes this skin breaks the boundaries of the game so that's a no.
- We want to make sure the next one we commit to really exceeds your expectations, and this takes – more than just an innovative idea—it takes extra dev time to get there.- Did it exceed expectations ? If we just look at the backlash I doubt it. Also did it really take them extra dev time ? Maybe for creating those "missions" but I doubt a chroma selection mutated into skin selection took more dev time, although with the client as is maybe it was the biggest challenge they faced.
- It’s important to us that the next ultimate skin we make for one champion feels more worthwhile than if we were to have spent that time creating Legendary skins for multiple champions.- So making 3 legendary skins for 1 champion is more worth that 3 legendary skins for different champions ?
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