When is Valorant coming to console? Ever since Riot Games revealed its first-person tactical shooter, this has been one of the main questions on the lips of console gamers. Following its successful launch on PC, console fans have been waiting with bated breath for more information on a possible release date.
While Riot Games has been focused on improving the game since its release last year, there might be some good news on the horizon for console gamers. That’s because Riot has entertained the possibility of porting the game to console at some point.
With the power of next-gen consoles now in the hands of consumers, and the establishment of Valorant as a top tier competitive shooter, Valorant on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo consoles might be closer than we first thought. So without further ado, here is everything we know about a console version of Valorant so far.
is valorant coming to console?
Riot Games hasn’t revealed if Valorant is coming to console just yet, but it’s looking pretty positive. In an interview with GameSpot, executive producer Anna Donlon says Riot Games is “definitely prototyping” a port right now. While she admits it’s not a priority for the company and that there might be some elements of the game that don’t translate to console play, the team are definitely entertaining the notion.
“If we feel we can deliver this experience on those platforms, we absolutely will,” she tells GameSpot. “But we really want Valorant to stand for a certain type of gameplay and a certain type of experience.
“It’s not a no, for sure.” She later added if the team were to do it, the port would be delayed.
Earlier during the PC’s closed beta, Valorant’s lead designer Trevor Romleski confirmed Riot was “open to exploring new opportunities for other platforms.”
Game files referencing PS4 were also found in the game files last year too, but given we’re now onto the next-generation of consoles with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, the latter is more likely. In June last year, Felipe Romero, principal engineer, told Eurogamer that Riot believes “getting Valorant running at 120Hz on next-gen consoles is an achievable goal.”
It’s also worth noting that internally, Riot Games is experimenting with console released. A Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is being made with console in mind, as is League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Will Valorant get a PS4, PS5, XBOX, AND NINTENDO SWITCH release date?
Currently a release date hasn’t been set by Riot Games for any console. We know the developer is testing a port, but the company hasn’t specified if and when a port will be available.
Since ironing out the kinks in the PC version is still a priority for the team, it might be a while before we hear if the prototype port has been a success and when we could be seeing it on the likes of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.
Obviously we’ll update this guide if we hear anything new, but for now, console owners will just have to keep their fingers firmly crossed.