- Aug 25, 2020
Riot Games said Valorant is being prototyped for consoles but that this doesn't necessarily mean the game is coming to consoles. Valorant was released on PC on June 2 and already, its popularity has fans wondering about the game's current exclusivity to PC and whether or not the 5v5 tactical shooter will ever come to consoles. Valorant Executive Producer Anna Donlon answered this by saying that a console version of the game is currently being prototyped. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=gameplay-screenshots-of-valorant-closed-beta&captions=true"] "We are definitely prototyping that right now," Donlon said in an interview with GameSpot. "But 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." Donlon said the core of Valorant is the game's "strong level of competitive integrity" and that the team doesn't want players to feel the effects of unfair advantages from the platform the game is played on. Players would need to feel the same Valorant "experience" no matter what console they're on, according to Donlon. "If we feel like we can deliver this experience on those platforms, we absolutely will," Donlon said. "But we really want Valorant to stand for a certain type of gameplay and a certain type of experience. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/03/02/valorant-riots-gameplay-explainer"] Donlon said if Riot Games needs to "compromise" on any facet of the game to make it work on consoles, the console version just won't happen. "It's not a no, for sure, but it definitely wasn't the focus out of the gate," Donlon said. "If we're to do it, it'll definitely be delayed." If you're playing Valorant on PC, be sure to check out our guide on the best Valorant map callouts and the patch notes for the game's 1.0 update. Read about how cheaters banned during the Valorant beta are still banned even after the game's full release. If you haven't given the free-to-play game a go yet, read about what you can expect in our Valorant review in progress. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.