Valorant on Consoles Will Not Support Gyro Aiming

Valorant on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will not support gyro aiming to maintain feature parity between the two platforms.

Posted By | On 09th, Jun. 2024

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While Riot Games had earlier announced that its competitive free-to-play shooter Valorant will be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S this year, the game’s project management lead on gameplay for PC and console, Coleman Palm, has revealed that the console release of Valorant will not support gyro aiming.

Responding to a question on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Palm stated that the game will not feature support for gyro aiming, since the Xbox Series X/S controller doesn’t have the hardware to support it.

“No gyro support for console, no,” said Palm, who went on to ask a player how well it works on PC. “It’s cool tech though, I also want to play around with it more. How long have you been using it on PC?”

Responding to another question on X, Palm stated that the lack of gyro aiming in the console release of Valorant wasn’t because it was a blind spot for the studio, but rather because the Xbox controller doesn’t support the feature.

“Not a blind spot for us fwiw, but it’s not supported on Xbox controllers natively,” he said. “If we leaned super hard into gyro being ‘the way to play’ on console we’d be heavily favoring PS5>Xbox, which we don’t want to do. Gyro tech is cool, especially with ratcheting, flick stick etc.”

The console release of Valorant was announced recently at Summer Game Fest. Currently there is no release date for the game on consoles, but the PS5 is getting a limited beta test for the game on June 14.


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