When is the Valorant console, PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Switch release date? 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, 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.
Valorant PS5, PS4, Xbox, Switch release date rumours?
Riot Games hasn’t revealed if Valorant is coming to consoles just yet or a Valorant PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Switch release date, 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.”
Multiple job listings have also shown Riot to be working on console games.
Excitement grew after the game was showcased at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase in June 2022. But, the showcase was just bringing bonuses to the PC game for Xbox Game Pass subscribers which the Riot Games Game Pass bonuses release date available from December 2022. There is still no word on a Valorant console release.
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. Hopefully, something about a Valorant console PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Switch release date will arrive soon though.