• James Kinch

VALORANT developers Riot confirm rumours to bring the game to mobile

A press release released by Riot sent to Games Press confirms the recent rumours that the popular team-based FPS shooter, VALORANT is being put on mobile platforms with the intent to “bring VALORANT to more players around the world.” The game, which has now been out for a year, has become immensely popular within the PC market with players having played “over half a billion games”.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen larger PC games move to mobile in this fashion. Once the highest concurrent players on Steam, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds moved to the mobile market in 2018 and brought in a large player-base from Asian where the mobile market is more prevalent. Other large games such as, Call of Duty and Fortnite have also gained considerable transaction with their mobile versions with the former’s newest version, Call of Duty: Mobile, boasting 270 million downloads within a year of its release.

The press release goes on to talk about the success of the VALORANT Champions Tour where the final match between the Sentinels and Fnatic gathered “more than one million concurrent viewers”.

Finally, to celebrate the game’s first anniversary, Riot is hosting a “month-long celebration players and fans, gifting members of the community in-game rewards and initiatives” during June. Some of the noted in-game rewards include a “player card and a free event pass”.