With Valorant officially confirmed for mobile devices, fans have to wonder if the PC-based game will ever appear on consoles.
Within a year of its release, Valorant quickly rose to the top as one of the most played PC esports titles. On its first anniversary, the game was confirmed to be coming to mobile platforms.
With the addition of the FPS to the list of playable platforms, fans are questioning the possibility of porting it to consoles, especially the Xbox and PlayStation families.
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The last-gen and current-gen consoles from Xbox and PlayStation
The two titans of the console marketplace are Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation. As the home console generation shifts from the 8th to the 9th generation, both camps have multiple generations of consoles as the primary location for gamers.
The introduction of the Xbox One severely damaged the reputation of the Xbox 360. However, Microsoft has slowly gained a foothold over the years, even releasing mid-generation updates, the Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
With the new generation in 2020, Xbox released two versions of the console, the Series S and X.
On the flip side, PlayStation 4 has had a solid lead over its competitor from the start of the generation. The PS4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro have improved the shape and performance of the console.
For the next generation launch in 2020, PlayStation has launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 console with the same hardware aside from the floppy disk drive.
As such, there are currently four families of consoles available as options.
Will Valorant come to consoles?
Launched exclusively for the Windows PC platform a year ago, the shooter is a much less resource-intensive game.
In addition, modern consoles are based on an x86 architecture, similar to PCs. Valorant can therefore be ported to the consoles in order to expand the player-based offering and make it available to console players.
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