Riot Games made the tactical shooter called VALORANT which is a 5v5 character-based FPS where precise gunplay meets unique agent abilities. This ability-oriented tactical shooter is currently only available for the PC platform. Riot confirmed Valorant Mobile for all Mobile Platforms in a recent interview.
It seems like all big game developers are taking their shots in the mobile gaming scene. In the past few years, almost every successful multiplayer pc game got its Mobile version.
- Roblox by Roblox Studio
- PUBG Mobile by PUBG Corporation
- Fortnite Battle Royale Mobile by Epic Games
- Call of Duty Mobile by Activision
- Apex Legends Mobile by EA Studios
- League of Legends Wild Rift by Riot Games
Riot is about to add another game in this list.
Riot confirmed Valorant for Mobile Platforms
According to Polygon, “As a special surprise for Valorant’s one-year anniversary, Riot announced Wednesday that a new version of its tactical first-person shooter is coming to mobile platforms.”
Although Riot Games did not go into the details of the games, Polygon got a chance to sit down with Valorant executive producer Anna Donlon to talk a little more about the project.
Anna Donlon said, “the move to mobile started with a checklist of questions about what was core to Valorant and whether or not it could be accomplished on phones. If any of the items on the checklist couldn’t be done, then Riot wouldn’t continue the project. The most important thing for the team, according to Donlon, was ensuring that they weren’t delivering a comprised version of Valorant for mobile players. The idea is for the game to not just be a port of Valorant’s PC version to phones but a unique-to-mobile experience.”
“The same way that we’re not going to deliver a subpar mobile experience for mobile players, we’re not going to compromise the PC experience either, We’re not trying to convert Valorant PC players into Valorant Mobile players or vice versa. […] We’re absolutely just as committed to keeping the PC experience at the quality level it is or higher, and we’re not going to compromise it in order to address the mobile market.” Anna further added.
Will Valorant Mobile be Cross-platform?
As part of giving each platform its own best experience, Donlon clarified that Riot has no plans for cross-play between the two versions of the game right now. This statement makes so much sense as Valorant is a tactical shooter and aiming we be naturally herded in “touch control”.
Anna Donlon also talked about consoles. She said, “Oddly enough, I actually do think the transition to mobile has been slightly easier for us,”. Donlon added, “Console’s obvious for FPS, right? […] But this type of game, a tactical shooter, on console is not easy. It’s not easy to have that level of competitive integrity on a platform where the controller is fighting you for that. And we just didn’t want it. […] So we found it took to mobile quicker and it took to mobile easier.”
Valorant Mobile release date
This might come as a shocker for mobile gamers. After we got the pre-registrations for Valorant Mobile on TapTap everyone thought Valorant Mobile is really close but according to Anna Donlon, Valorant executive producer, “we’re not confirming dates, but hopefully, that’s something we’ll be able to see in year two”. So, the Valorant Mobile release date has to wait 2 more years.
Valorant Mobile Pre registration
As the arrival of Valorant in androids was the center of discussion recently, it was no so much of a surprise when the community witnessed Valorant Mobile Pre-Registration became available on TapTap. This pre-registration is still available although according to Anna the game will take two more years to be ready.