While Riot has some concerns players might be able to gain an unfair advantage depending on their chosen platform, Donlan said designers on her team are “very excited” to prove that the free-to-play game can work on consoles without making any compromises.
“We are definitely prototyping that right now,” Donlon said of a console version. “But there’s a way to play this game and there’s a way to experience this game that we’re not entirely sure translates completely to console play.
“If we feel like we can deliver this experience on those platforms, we absolutely will. But we really want Valorant to stand for a certain type of gameplay and a certain type of experience.”
Valorant Episode 1: Ignition went live on June 2 with a launch day patch which introduced a new agent, map and mode to the game.
The first Valorant battle pass costs 1,000 Valorant points ($10) and features 12 gun skins and one knife skin to unlock.