Valorant, the popular free-to-play first-person shooter game developed and published by Riot Games, has been taking the gaming world by storm since its release in June 2020. However, fans of the game have been eagerly waiting for a console version of the game since its inception. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the latest updates on Valorant’s console release, including rumors and job listings.
Confirmation of Valorant Console Version
In recent weeks, Riot Games has listed job openings online that have confirmed the development of Valorant for consoles. Two of these job listings on Hitmarker had the titles “Game Design Manager, Console – VALORANT” and “Senior Game Designer, Console – VALORANT,” which clearly indicated the development of a console version of the game.
As per the job listings, the Game Design Manager for Console will be responsible for “bringing VALORANT to new platforms” and “upholding design principles that define VALORANT on PC while transforming it into the definitive tactical shooter for Consoles.” The Senior Game Designer, on the other hand, will “design and refine features, modes, and systems to help bring console game products to market.”
Riot Games has also revealed in the latest dev diary that they are working on bringing Valorant to other platforms, but the process is taking longer than expected. It’s clear that fans of the game will need to wait a bit longer for the console version.
Release Date and Rumors
As of now, there is no confirmed release date for Valorant on consoles. Fans were hoping for a release in 2022, but given Riot’s comments on the slow development process, it seems unlikely that the game will release anytime soon. It’s possible that it may not even release in 2023.
However, job listings uncovered by fans indicate that the game will eventually make its way to consoles. While there is no official word from Riot Games on the release date, Xbox enthusiast @IdleSloth_84 has noted that Riot Games has uploaded several titles to the Microsoft Store, including League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics. This could mean that Riot Games is gearing up for a release on consoles soon.
Joe Ziegler, Valorant Game Director at Riot Games, confirmed in 2020 that the team was exploring the possibility of bringing the game to consoles. However, he was clear that exploring possibilities is not the same as confirmation. Fans of the game will need to wait for an official announcement from Riot Games.
In conclusion, while there is no confirmed release date for Valorant on consoles, Riot Games has confirmed the development of a console version of the game through job listings. Fans of the game will need to wait for an official announcement from Riot Games on the release date. However, given the recent job listings and the upload of Riot Games titles on the Microsoft Store, it’s clear that the game will eventually make its way to consoles.