Riot Is Reportedly Working On VALORANT Console Version

Riot Is Reportedly Working On VALORANT Console Version

Written by 

Jack Marsh


16th Sep 2020 09:43

Riot Games have hit the nail on the head with their launch of VALORANT over the last couple of months. With just a few hiccups here and there, which is typical of any game, VALORANT has been a resounding success, attracting a huge audience and projecting itself into the heart of esports. That is, for gamers on PC. 

There is a large console presence also itching to play Riots latest FPS shooter, and put their skills to the test with marksman aiming and instantaneous reactions. The problem is, that VALORANT was designed for mouse and keyboard players, rather than controllers. With the future looking bleak for console and even mobile users, Riot Games have revived hope by confirming that they are still working on a console version, experimenting on the different ways that it could be possible. 

Game director, Joe Ziegler, has explained that Riot are always looking into the future, and at possibilities of bringing VALORANT to console. He stated: "A large portion of the work that I'm doing right now with the other project leadership members is looking at our game life, what our game could be three years from now, five years from now, 10 years from now" in an interview with USGamer

Ziegler added: "I think a naive way would be, 'Oh, let's just port it over and hope it works'. But we have teams that are working on it right now that are very much focused on the idea of, if we take these concepts and bring them to other platforms, do they even work? Is the game even enjoyable on those platforms?".

This certainly bodes well for console players, however, it is unlikely that a VALORANT console version could be released soon, if it ever comes to fruition.


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Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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