It’s been a year since Riot Games released their first-person shooter video game to the public, VALORANT, which has become one of the fastest growing titles in the PC market. Due to this success, the company confirmed that VALORANT It will also be playable on mobile devices.
“One of our main goals this first year was to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community, and show them that VALORANT will always defend the fundamentals of a competitive tactical shooter that really pays off, ”stated the executive producer of VALORANT, Anna Donlon. «See our growing community of players recognize and appreciate what we are trying to do with VALORANT is beyond what we could have hoped for and we are delighted to be able to soon offer the same competitive experience of VALORANT to even more players in the world, “he added.
VALORANT Mobile It doesn’t have a release date yet, but the growing player base and excitement around the competitive scene have justified the company pushing the initiative, which would grow the game even further. Riot revealed that an average of more than 14 million PC gamers around the world log in each month to play it. On the tournament front, the VCT Master Two in Reykjavík had a peak of more than a million people watching the final of the event between Sentinels and Fnatic, according to Esports Charts.
It is not the first time that Riot has moved a video game to a new platform, as popular titles such as League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics Y Legends of Runeterra they were also successful on mobile devices. But getting a shooter game to success on mobile devices will be a whole new challenge, as it will have to be balanced differently.
At the moment, there aren’t many tactical first-person shooters on the mobile market. There are shooters like Call of Duty, PUBG Y Garena Free Fire They have thrived on mobile devices, but there is no true leader in the tactical FPS space. If Riot throws VALORANT for mobile devices, it could create a vibrant esports scene on the platform.