Valorant release date: Is Valorant coming to PS4 and Xbox One? – update from Riot Games

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Valorant is currently in closed beta on PC (Image: RIOT GAMES)

The Valorant closed beta is now running in full force, with plenty of gamers wanting to grab a key from Twitch. And from the early feedback, it looks like Riot Games is onto a winner with its new competitive first-person shooter. Offering a mix of gameplay that has made CS:GO and Overwatch so popular, Valorant will be a free download when it does arrive on PC for everyone. And the good news is that Riot Games is aiming to have the game fully playable during Summer 2020.

This means that the Valorant release date should be set between July and September 2020.

But while we know a lot about the Valorant launch on PC, gamers on other platforms want in on the action too.

Questions are being asked whether Valorant will have a release date on PS4, Switch or Xbox One.

It certainly would be great to hear about more closed betas popping up in the coming months.

And while there is plenty of interest in the launch of Valorant on PS4 and Xbox One, it doesn’t look like it’s happening in 2020.

Riot Games has not ruled out the idea of Valorant coming to other platforms and it seems very possible that the future could hold some exciting news on the subject.

But for now, the PC release of Valorant is the focus for Riot Games and its development team.

The latest news on the subject comes directly from the dev team, with Joe Ziegler, Game Director of VALORANT at Riot Games, answering questions from the Express Online.

This included an update on whether other platforms will see the launch of Valorant in the future.

Ziegler revealed that his team were exploring options but it’s not something being worked on right now.

He explained: “While we are exploring other platforms like console and mobile, right now the team is working hard to deliver a top notch experience on PC.”

It follows earlier comments made by the team on the subject which came during a stream on Twitch, being held on the TimTheTatMan channel.

It included Valorant lead designer Trevor Romleski answering the question of whether a console launch is being planned.

Romleski answered: “Our focus right now is on PC. We’re open to exploring new opportunities for other platforms, but for the time being what our current focus is, is on the PC platform.”

And as more players wait to get access to the Valorant closed beta, Ziegler provided a few tips for fans, adding:

“Learning a new game is always hard, especially when it can look or feel at first like a game you’re used to playing.

“For those who are going through this trial, I have a couple points of advice. I’d say the first thing to do when jumping into VALORANT is to take a minute to look into the community content a lot of players who’ve been playing so far have made.

“A lot of other players will have made that transition into VALORANT and have some key tips and tricks first hand; they’re the ones who can lead you through the details the best.

“The second thing to do is to keep an open mind to try things and fail: learn what agent fits you best, learn how the guns work.

“If you approach the game expecting it to mold perfectly to you, it’s likely you’re gonna have a hard time learning the differences and mastering them.

“But if you keep your eyes open for the differences and how those differences are tools for you to cleverly manipulate, then you’ll grow to develop the skills you need to win.”

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