Riot Games, the video game studio behind one of the world’s biggest PC games, “League of Legends,” is revealing more details about its first shooter game.
Codenamed “Project A” since October, the new tactical shooter game’s official name is actually “Valorant” and it’s coming out this summer globally except China, where it will be released later this year. It will be free to play and available on PC.
“Valorant” is set in first-person point of view and features five-person teams. In the game, players armed with weapons and special abilities must fight to see which team will win the best of 24 rounds of gunfights. The aim is to make strategic use of limited ammo and abilities in each round.
While “League of Legends” found success as a global esports competition and popular pastime, Riot Games, which is owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent, made only one video game in ten years.