VALORANT is coming to MOBILE!

VALORANT is coming to MOBILE!

RIOT Games announced that VALORANT is coming to mobile phones and other mobile devices. Cross play with PC will not be available. Riot Games’ Anna Donlon revealed quite a bit about the thought process behind the mobile version of VALORANT in an interview. She didn’t reveal the VALORANT mobile release date yet, but she did say, “we’re not confirming dates, but hopefully that’s something we’ll be able to see in year two.”

“We didn’t start out with ‘We’re making Valorant on mobile,’ we started out with ‘Can we make Valorant on mobile?’ with a lot of skepticism. For us, whatever you get out of playing on PC, you should get out of playing Valorant on mobile. But we have to recognize that the mobile player need is different.”

“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.”

“Oddly enough, I actually do think the transition to mobile has been slightly easier for us. 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.”

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