After plenty of requests, it appears as though Riot Games will finally move to implement new features into League of Legends in the coming months, with one of the new changes being voice packs and announcer packs.
League fans - when you say you want Voice Packs for your favorite champions, how do you envision that working? Is a Voice Pack something you can activate, like an emote, or is it something only you hear, like an alternate voice over for that champion?— KenAdamsNSA (@KenAdamsNSA) November 27, 2019
Product Manager for League of Legends Ken Adams took to Twitter earlier in the week to receive some fan feedback and social media opinions on whether or not they would like to see voice or announcer packs added to the game. With thousands of replies and retweets, it appears as though the fans have spoken. League of Legends has previously included announcer packs voiced by NA LCS casters David “Phreak” Turley and Sam “Kobe” Hartman-Kenzler, but the update was only for a limited time, but received great user feedback.
Okay, so far it sounds like people were using Announcer Packs and Voice Packs interchangeably. Yea, Announcer Packs *would* be pretty cool.— KenAdamsNSA (@KenAdamsNSA) November 27, 2019
Yup. Pretty cool.
Announcer packs have continued to be one of the most popular suggestions among the video game community as swapping out default voice-overs in games adds to a more customizable and unique experience for gamers. Other games have had similar features as a way to “refresh” in-game audio, such as Heroes of the Storm when they added the option for playable characters’ to voice in-game actions such as “Double Kill” and other various exclamations, which could be what Riot Games is also considering.
Whether or not the implementation of voice packs and announcer packs will be permanent or just another short-term update remains to be seen and who Riot Games decides to include in future voice and announcer packs is still up in the air. However, with the new year quickly approaching and new leagues and new tournaments coming through the pipeline from Riot Games, this could be a good opportunity for the developer to listen to user feedback and implement a feature that many people want to see included in games.