Arcane, the League of Legends animated series, has been delayed to 2021 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Riot Games’ Vice President of IP and Creative Development, Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street, published an official message on the studio’s blog on Wednesday, explaining the group’s choice to press back the release of Arcane from late 2020 to a long time in 2021.

” Everybody here at Riot is bummed,” he said. “We were actually anticipating bringing you the show this year, but we need to stabilize our excitement for the story with the safety and wellness of our teams and partners. Our revised plan is to release Arcane in 2021, so stay tuned to our channels for more specific updates as we get closer.”

Street then went on to highlight a few of the issues of working from house on such a production. In specific, he referenced the difficulty of trying to manifest the same innovative energy on a video call that would be generated in a studio, noting that this was one of the significant problems for the group, along with technical issues.

” Creative development and production is hard, specifically in a world where you can’t see your colleagues IRL,” he admitted. “We have video conferences now, which help, but they are no replacement for remaining in a room where we can truly get the creative energy streaming. Combine these issues, together with the technical problems of production at the global scale, and the problem becomes a lot bigger.”

In our review of Valorant, out worldwide on June 2, we said that the “versatility of its magically-infused cast coupled with a deep arsenal makes for a splendid competitive canvas,” that makes you want to “keep playing until there’s absolutely nothing delegated master.”

For even more on these projects, take a look at our complete rundown of announcements from the Riot Games League of Legends livestream.