This past Tuesday marked the official arrival of Riot Games’ First-person shooter Valorant. The action shooter has continued to grow in popularity even before the title’s arrival with the first 24 hours of the game’s open beta going live as roughly 1.7 million users tuned in for the project on Twitch. Now that it’s out for everyone to grab the game on PC, this leaves the question as for what is next for the title.
According to the team during the release date reveal for Valorant shared that fans can expect a slew of additions to the core game including new playable agents, additions to the roster of maps, and game modes to continue varying the experience. However, the team shares in a new interview that fans on other systems could possibly expect the game as well.
When speaking with GameSpot this week, Valorant Executive Producer Anna Donlon told the outlet that there are work ups of a console build for the newly released title.
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.
Given that there is the sorts of a prototype currently being conjured at Riot Games, it should be noted that Donlon does clarify there is no guarantee for console hardware in the final scheme of things. Reflecting on previous properties, mainly League of Legends, it took a decade before the firm believed even pursuing console hardware.
Back in October, Riot Games revealed Wild Rift: the answer for League of Legends arrival to console. Even more, mobile users can also play alongside its console counterparts. However, when looking at Valorant currently, Donlon tells that commercial systems are not part of the greater picture. “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.” Adding more context, Donlon concludes on the matters by telling that if these minor plans do come to fruition later on, it will be “delayed” for sure seeing how it is not part of the grander scope for the game’s roadmap.
Would yu play Valorant if it ever hit consoles?
Valorant is out now for PC.