When is Valorant coming to console? Ever since Riot Games revealed it was bringing out a first-person tactical shooter, this has been one of the main questions on the lips of console gamers. Following its initial reveal, in which it was shown as a weird mix between Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch, fans have been waiting for more information on its release date.
With the game now officially out of closed beta and fully released on PC, we’ve heard lots about the game’s many agents, their abilities and weapons, and of course Valorant ranked, but console gamers have been looking on enviously.
There might be some good news on the horizon for console gamers, though. Valorant hasn’t been out of very long, but Riot Games has already entertained the idea of porting the game, and with the next-generation of consoles due shortly, Valorant on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo consoles might be closer than we first thought. Here’s everything we know about Valorant on console in one place.
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.”
While it’s not a solid confirmation that Valorant is coming to console, it’s still pretty positive news.
Will Valorant get a PS4, 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 launch 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, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or any of the next-gen consoles.
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 and wait and see.