Riot, which isn’t new to mobile gaming, has announced its plans to bring Valorant to iOS and Android. The new version of the online shooter has no release date yet, but developers revealed the first details about it.
The company shared the news on Valorant’s first anniversary, also saying that the game has already reached 14 million monthly active players and 500 million matches played.
Valorant executive producer Anna Donlon told Polygon that Riot wanted to develop not a compromised version of the game but a “unique-to-mobile experience.” “For us, whatever you get out of playing on PC, you should get out of playing Valorant on mobile. But we have to recognize that the mobile player need is different,” she said.
It’s worth noting that Valorant Mobile won’t affect PC players, as there will be no cross-play between platforms. Riot also has plans to port the game to consoles, but right now the company thinks that developing a mobile version would be easier to do.
Riot is best known for its successful MOBA League of Legends. Last year the company also released League of Legends: Wild Rift, a mobile version of the game, which generated over 12 million downloads in December.