Riding through Breeze with Phoenix, no matter when and where? Soon it will be possible: Riot Games confirms the development of a mobile version for VALORANT.
VALORANT developer Riot Games confirmed on Wednesday that it is working on a mobile version in the wake of the shooter’s first anniversary.
No crossplay between PC and mobile
Besides the basic confirmation, Riot did not provide any other concrete information. However, a VALORANT employee Anna Donlon provided more insight in an interview with gaming website Polygon. According to the Donlon, there will be no cross-play: PC players and mobile users will thus not be thrown into the same games.
It was apparently important for Riot not to just create a dull and compressed mobile port, but to develop a version that would provide a unique gaming experience.
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— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) June 2, 2021
Console version also in planning
In addition, Riot Games is possibly planning a variant for console players. Currently, however, the mobile version has priority, as it is easier and faster to develop. Although VALROANT is an FPS title, it is difficult to implement it on the console, says Donlon. It is especially difficult to ensure a high level of competitive integrity, he said.
It is still unclear when the mobile game will be released. However, Dunlon hopes it can be released before the two-year anniversary in June 2022.