Valorant console version will soon arrive in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S

During the Valorant presentation at Summer Game Fest 2024, Riot Games has announced that its popular competitive first-person shooter game will be arriving on consoles. A limited beta for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S has been announced to be scheduled to arrive this week.

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The reveal of the Valorant console version was made by Valorant executive producer, Andy Ho, and the production director, Arnar Gylfason. They revealed that the game has been ported over to consoles but the gameplay core will still be the same just like its PC version.

The console version’s in-game content and balance updates will be the same as well with what the PC version will have. However, note that no crossplay will be supported as the control method from both devices differs from each other, with the other providing a much more precise aim than the controllers. But don’t worry, cross-progression will be supported as well as the shared inventory for cosmetics so that players will not need to restart from scratch.


“When exploring whether to bring Valorant to additional platforms, we knew we had to be able to offer the same uncompromising, competitive experience that we’ve provided to PC players for years: a precise, team-based, tactical shooter,” said Gylfason.

“We were adamant that Valorant’s core, competitive gameplay must feel natural on a controller; and – if we couldn’t deliver on that gameplay promise – we had to be prepared to walk away from it. We hope we nailed it, but ultimately, our players will have the final say.”

 

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