Valorant and League of Legends developer Riot Games expressed interest in porting the new multiplayer shooter to consoles during a recent interview.
Valorant is Riot’s latest hit, with the competitive shooter garnering an insane number of players during its closed beta. With its success only growing by the day, many console gamers can’t help but wonder what all the fuss is about.
That being said, Valorant’s Executive Producer Anna Donlon was recently asked by online video game publication GameSpot during their Play For All interview about the possibility of the action title making its way to other platforms.
“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,” Donlon reportedly mentioned to GameSpot.
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The challenges of bringing Valorant to console
According to Donlon, one of the game’s most important values is competitive integrity, and a chief concern of the developers is their player base feeling like one platform has the edge over another.
If the first-person shooter were to ever transition to consoles, it would need to carry over the same experience across all the platforms. “If we feel like we can deliver this experience on those platforms, we absolutely will,” stated the producer.
For fans holding their breath for a Valorant port, here’s hoping the developers can iron out the kinks in bringing the high-octane multiplayer experience over to consoles, so console gamers can finally hop on board the hype train.
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The tactical online first-person shooter entered closed beta a month later, which continued until the game’s official release on June 2, 2020.
Valorant immediately drew comparisons to the critically acclaimed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive due to both games having similar match formats. Two teams of five have to go head-to-head, one of them tasked with planting a bomb in a certain area, and the other having to prevent it.
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Moreover, Riot’s multiplayer game has also been likened to Blizzard’s Overwatch on account of both titles having character-specific abilities similar to those found in Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games.
Valorant remains a PC exclusive for now, and Riot Games left no word of a timeline for the possible console port.
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