5th June 2020 – 5:17pm
The Valorant launch on PC earlier this week may just be the first step for Riot Game's FPS. Whilea console porting has so far been more than uncertain, Anna Dolon didn't completely dismiss this possibility. In an interview given to GameSpot, the game producer confirms that her teams are thinking about ways to make Valorant playable on PlayStation or Xbox.
But console players have to temper their hopes anyway: Anna Dolon doesn't want Valorant to come on console if that includes compromises regarding the vision developers have of their game.
"If we feel like we can deliver this experience on those platforms, we will, we absolutely will. But we really want Valorant to stand for a certain type of gameplay and a certain type of experience."Anna Dolon
To be clear, if the game on console doesn't meet the standards of the game on PC, then there will be no console version. It must be said that launching and supporting the same game on two different platforms, not to mention cross-play, is a real conundrum. You don't play with a joystick as you play with a keyboard and a mouse. Viable Agents on PC might no longer be on console. Under these conditions, it's almost impossible to balance the game.
This doesn't prevent Riot developers fromtrying out different prototypes internally. Until now, teams have all been focused on releasing the game on PC, but the challenge of a console adaptation seems to motivate them.
That said, if Valorant were to stay on PC forever, it would go against what most publishers do today. The major multiplayer games of these last years, including Riot's since a few months, were all adapted on different platforms, including mobile.