For the one-year anniversary of Valorant, Riot Games has revealed on Wednesday that a new edition of its first-person tactical shooter is coming on mobile devices. Although the announcement does not provide much detail about the game,
Riot Game’s ambitions to extend VALORANT to additional platforms are apparently confirmed. A DOT Esports report states that the developers have secured a further new mobile game title. Valorant Mobile is said to be developing and these suspicions seem to have been targeted at Riot Games.
The transition to mobile began with the testing checklist, according to Donlon, who is Valorant Executive Producer, of queries concerning Valorant’s core and if it could be carried out on the phone or not. If one of the tasks could not be done on the checklist, then Riot would not be continuing with the project. According to Donlon, the most crucial aspect for the team was to ensure that a comprised version of Valorant was not provided to mobile gamers. The objective is to make the game a unique experience, not only for a Valorant PC version on phones also.
“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,” Donlon said. “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.”
Streamers had limited access to the testing period, leading to a massive increase in viewing in the early stage. Within a year, Riot Games hosted their first ever international Valorant LAN event in Iceland, and the competition scene began to flourish. Riot Games looks to take advantage of the growth of the mobile game industry and wants to promote its potential. The developers acknowledged their ambitions to extend Valorant to the mobile game industry, according to the reports.
“One of our top goals this first year was to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community and to prove to them that VALORANT will always uphold the fundamentals of a truly worthwhile competitive tac-shooter. To see our growing player community recognize and appreciate what we’re trying to do with VALORANT is beyond what we could’ve expected and we’re thrilled to soon offer the same competitive VALORANT experience to even more global players.”
Yet there is no specific news about the Launch Date and BETA Testing and will have to wait near future.