Earlier this week, Valorant officially came out of beta and launched across the world. For now, Riot’s competitive shooter is only available on PC, but the company’s interest in console is growing, so the game could end up on additional platforms.
Speaking with Gamespot this week, Valorant director, Anna Donlon, mentioned that the team is “definitely prototyping” the game for consoles, but there are still some things that need to be worked out.
“We are definitely prototyping that right now. But there’s a way to play this game and there’s a way to experience this game that we’re not entirely sure translates completely to console play.”
“If we feel like we can deliver this experience on those platforms, we absolutely will, but we really want Valorant to stand for a certain type of gameplay and a certain type of experience.”
So if Riot can’t get Valorant feeling as smooth and competitive on consoles, then that version of the game may never come. There are previous examples of this working well with Overwatch, but CS:GO on Xbox 360 was not a great experience, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
KitGuru Says: I rarely enjoy shooters with a controller, so I understand the concern here. Perhaps an Xbox Series X version could work well though as the console will support 120Hz gameplay.