Riot Games' Valorant has certainly taken the PC community by storm over the past couple of months, serving up a compelling alternative to the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It's now officially out as a 1.0 experience after an extended beta period, but it remains exclusive to the personal computer at the time writing. That could change in the future, however.
As part of an interview with GameSpot, executive producer Anna Donlon was asked whether the team has any plans to bring Valorant to other platforms. She said: "We are definitely prototyping that right now, but there's a way to play this game and there's a way to experience this game that we're not entirely sure translates completely to console play." Donlon explains that competitive integrity is at the heart of Valorant and its designers worry that PC players would have an unfair advantage over those using a controller. This issue is sourced from the fact that Riot Games would want to offer the same experience across all platforms.
"If we feel like we can deliver this experience on those platforms, we absolutely will. But we really want Valorant to stand for a certain type of gameplay and a certain type of experience." She says that console ports were not the focus for Valorant out of the gate so any sort of PlayStation support would have to be implemented further down the line.
So, while Valorant may not arrive on PlayStation 4 or even PlayStation 5 for quite some time, it still remains a possibility if Riot Games feels like it can offer the same sort of experience across the board. Would you play Valorant on PS5? Let us know in the comments below.