Riot Games might have hinted at an upcoming Valorant console launch in a new job posting.
Since its launch in 2020, the first-person tactical hero shooter Valorant has been widely acclaimed and has been steadily amassing a player base. The game has been nominated in multiple categories at The Game Awards, including Best Esports Game, Best Multiplayer, and Best Community Support. Additionally, Valorant has become active in esports with its Valorant Champions Tour competition series. staging the inaugural Valorant Champions in Berlin in 2021.
Riot Games has committed to extending its fast-growing Valorant player base, stating that they are prepared to “expand the franchise” in light of the game’s popularity. On June 2, 2021, Riot Games stated its plan to develop a mobile version of Valorant, which is said to be the first step towards expanding the universe of the game. The statement was made to commemorate the game’s first year, by which time it had attracted more than 14 million monthly active players since its release.
A job description posted by Riot Games a few hours ago on the Hitmarker website reveals that the company is seeking a Game Design Manager and Senior Game Designer to assist in bringing console game products for its Valorant title to market. Although this is not the first time Riot Games has hinted at a potential Valorant console release, the company has not yet made an official statement regarding it. Hopefully, Riot Games will soon make an announcement on the availability of Valorant on consoles.
Given the lack of information on the Valorant Mobile release, it is likely that the console release will take far longer. With the Valorant Closed Beta version granting entry to players through Twitch drops, the same may be expected for the console and mobile versions of the Valorant Closed Beta, if confirmed.