We now have proof that Valorant may come to consoles soon

Fariha Bhatti • February 14, 2022 1:39 pm

A mobile version for Valorant is already in the pipeline, but Riot Games has bigger plans than that. A new job posting from Riot Games shows that Valorant may soon be coming to consoles. 

Valorant is easily 2022’s most popular shooter. Players have quickly taken a liking to the game’s lively characters equipped with death-dealing powers. Within a year, Riot’s shooter has attracted millions of new players. It’s safe to say Riot has dominated the PC shooter community, but Riot isn’t satisfied yet. 

A console version of Valorant has been rumored for some time, and it seems to be happening. Riot’s official website says it is looking for a senior console game designer for Valorant.

When rumors of Valorant Mobile reached a fever pitch, Riot dropped a cheeky confirmation through a job posting. Anna Donlon later confirmed the rumors that Riot was indeed looking for mobile gaming development team. The same seems to be happening this time, but for Valorant on console. This is a jaw-dropper for console players who appreciated Valorant’s animated visuals and wanted to participate in the new experience.

The new vacancy indicates that Valorant developers are indeed cooking something interesting for console players. This is proof that Valorant may be coming to consoles in the near future. 

The development process could still be in the earlier stages as Riot is still looking for a game designer. A console version might be released after Valorant Mobile, which is entering beta testing soon. The developer may focus more on the console version after Valorant mobile has found its footing in the gaming realm. Or Riot could prioritize the console version of Valorant and bring announce a release date sooner than later.

Will Valorant on console have crossplay? 

Riot may have ruled out crossplay for Valorant Mobile, but the console version of Valorant will likely have a crossplay option. However, nothing can be said for sure until the developer shares more details. 

When Valorant Mobile was announced, PC players were concerned about a crossplay possibility. Due to the mechanical disparity between PC and mobile gaming, a cross-platform option would have negatively impacted the experience for all players. However, a cross-platform feature shouldn’t be ruled out for console players. Many other FPS games have console-PC crossplay, most notably Call of Duty, so it’s a possible that Riot will add the feature to boost the player base.

Players eagerly await the developer’s comment on the new console job posting and further details therein. Riot may formally announce the console version of Valorant soon, considering the hype around this latest bit of proof that it’s in the pipeline.

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