For a long time, Riot Games staple was the wildly popular League of Legends. While the MOBA was interesting, it was really the only experience that players could enjoy from the studio - until now. Though we've know the team over at Riot has had several League-verse projects in the works, we do have a new reveal of what Project A is: a Counter-Strike-esque adventure called Valorant.
The team teased Valorant, under its codename, last year, but now we've got a full look at what's in store:
Sommer 2020— VALORANT (@PlayVALORANT) March 2, 2020
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The 5v5 character-based tactical shooter aims to challenge players to get in touch with their strategic creative side. According to the official Valorant website:
"Imagine this: tactical shooter meets hypernatural powers. Everyone’s got guns and a unique set of abilities, so how do you beat someone with the speed of wind? Use your own moves to outplay them and beat them to the shot. Valorant is a game for bold strategists who dare to make the unexpected play, because if it wins, it works."
The most immediate comparison Valorant is going up against is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, though many Overwatch comparisons are also being made. With so many spin-off games, new updates for Legends, and more surprises on the way, it'll be interesting to see what's next for the folks over at Riot Games.