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Valorant Console Edition Will Come In Soon, Suggests Job Listing by Riot Games

Abhimannu Das
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Valorant's console edition might be in the works according to a job listing by Riot Games.
The publisher is currently looking for a Senior Console Game Designer for Valorant.
While the job listing suggests a console version is in the works, Riot Games is yet to officially reveal any plans for Valorant's release on Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch.

Valorant for PlayStation, Xbox or even the Nintendo Switch might be a reality soon according to a recent job listing posted by Riot Games. Riot posted on its website that it is looking for a Senior Console Game Designer for Valorant, which indicates a console version of the game might be in the works. While the signs point towards a console release, Riot Games is yet to make an official statement about a console version for Valorant.

Is a console version for Valorant confirmed?

While Riot Games has not confirmed that a console version of Valorant is in the works, all signs point towards a PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch version of the game being announced sometime in the future.

Valorant Mobile was also leaked in a similar fashion with a job listing hinting at a mobile version of the game. Riot went on to confirm that it is indeed working on the project and we might see something similar happen with Valorant’s console version.

Riot Games Executive Producer Anna Donlon talked in an interview to Gamespot about how the team wants to bring Valorant on console and that Riot Games is “definitely prototyping” a port right now. However, she also admits that there are some issues with porting it to the consoles. "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. 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.”

In March 2021, ValorLeaks revealed that “Valorant Mobile is still in development & Valorant for Consoles is still unknown”. While we have no new information on the console release dates, Riot has not scrapped the project so it might still be in the works. The studio needs to find the right balance across input options on PC and console and the fact that the studio seriously considered developing a console version of the game, there is no reason to stop hoping for Valorant on consoles including PS5, Xbox, and Switch.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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