Riot Games has hinted that Valorant could be coming to PS4 and Xbox One.
Valorant’s success in the PC market has not gone unnoticed by the gaming community. The new game has been compared to CS: GO and Overwatch, but Riot’s latest shooter is an evolution of the genre. It seems storming the genre was not good enough as Riot tests Valorant on Playstation and Xbox consoles.
Riot Tests Valorant PS4 & Xbox play
The tactical shooter is entertaining, the gunplay is tight, and agents add some much-needed flair to a stale genre. The development team had been working hard to prepare the title for its launch last week, and now Valorant's Executive Producer Anna Donlon is hinting at the possibility of expanding the title. In an interview with Gamespot, Donlon stated, “We are definitely prototyping [on consoles] right now. 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.”
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Crossplay is never an easy feat, and Riot is ensuring that the game maintains its competitive integrity. This task is a tall order for Riot to fill, and fans shouldn’t expect Valorant to make its way to consoles anytime soon. Just know it is in the pipeline and maybe an eventual reality. Ideally, players would be at an even playing field, but as it stands, PC has a clear advantage.
In Call of Duty and Fortnite, aim-assist is available on the console versions of the games. This feature offers a boost to console players to compete with PC players. At times we have seen the horrors of aim-assist and how it can all go wrong. In a game where every kill counts and movements are precise and planned, aim-assist may not be the best option. Donlon explained that "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."
Riot launched patch 1.0 last week for Valorant marking the full launch of the much-awaited title. A new map, a new agent, and a new game mode are all welcome additions, but Valorant still has strides to make before it is prepared for console-play.