Riot Games, developer of League of Legends, has announced that its new competitive, 5v5 tactical shooter will be called Valorant, and will launch in the summer of 2020. The game will pit two teams of characters against each other in tight, tactical gunfights, bolstered by the powers of the characters themselves. Games will play out in a best-of-24-round format, with an income economy dictating what weapons will be available to each team between rounds, much like CS:GO.
The recent announcement about the game has people wondering what platforms the game will launch on, and if they will be able to play it on their gaming setup of choice. At launch, the game will release as a free-to-play game on PC, and as yet, Riot Games have not mentioned any console release.
The game will likely end up releasing on consoles in the future. Riot Games has been looking to extend its market to include mobile devices with Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics and is even bringing a version of League of Legends, called Wild Rift, to consoles later this year. Riot Games has yet to say anything official about a console release, so for now, it is best to assume that any plans to bring Valorant to consoles would be quite far away.
We will update this article when Riot Games make more information available.