In part of a celebration for Valorants first year since release, Riot has announced Valorant Mobile, a (as the name implies) mobile version of the game.
Valorant launched on June 2 of last year as a free-to-play, PC only game. Combining the competitive atmosphere and consideration of games like CS;GO with the super powered nature of team shooters like Overwatch, Valorant quickly established itself as a popular competitive FPS game. Since then, its racked up more than 14 million players a month, even now.
And theyre staying committed to the game in a fulfilling and respectful way, according to executive producer Anna Donlon.
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 recognise 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.
One might find a bit of a conflict of interest when you combine a competitive game with a casual platform, but we get why they would. Mobile has proven to be an absolute powerhouse for the gaming market, with mobile adaptions of games like PUBG, Fortnite, Minecraft, and Roblox making absolute mountains of money.
While we personally have no interest in mobile shooters, we dont blame Riot for giving the idea a shot. They didn't provide any release details, example footage, or anything more than the idea of releasing a mobile port. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.