Riot Games Says It Is “Definitely Prototyping” Valorant for Console Release
Valorant was released as a Riot Games project for PC. However, given the success it has had on this platform, fans want to play it on consoles as well. The development team had talked about it before, but mentioned that at the moment it was only focused on PC. However, recently they gave more information and mentioned that they are working on prototypes for consoles.
During an interview in GameSpot’s Play For All, the executive producer of Valorant Anna Donlon commented that there are plans to bring the title to more platforms. Specifically, the developer talked about consoles in general and even revealed that they are already working on tests to bring a port of the experience to consoles, something very different from what Riot Games had previously mentioned.
However, he avoided getting fans very excited, because, although the team is “very excited” to test the potential of Valorant on consoles, he clarified that “it definitely wasn’t the focus out of the gate” and that, if it were, it would have been delayed.
“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,” said Donlon.
According to Donlon, Valorant focuses a lot on competitive gaming, so it doubts that it can be replicated on consoles with the same conditions as on PC, which would make players feel that there is an advantage depending on the platform on which it is played, thus modifying the experience.
“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,” explained Donlon and made it clear that if in any case the objective experience is “compromised,” they will not carry out the adaptation.
Recall that Valorant is already available on PC. In this link, you can find more information about the title of Riot Games.