Time Frame Not Confirmed, but Apex Legends Will Get Cross-Play
With the super stealth release of Apex Legends yesterday, Respawn’s new free-to-play battle royale game set in the Titanfall universe, fans and gamers alike are already asking one thing: will cross-play ever get added in?
The short answer is yes, cross-play is on its way to Apex Legends but it doesn’t appear that cross-progression or cross-purchase will. In a detailed interview with Eurogamer, Respawn’s Lead Producer Drew McCoy confirmed cross-play is in the works, saying that the studio “plans to allow players to play with their friends on other platforms” in the coming future.
However, cross-progression and cross-purchase will never be possible in Apex Legends “due to the way systems were set up early on” which “can’t [be] reconciled after the fact.” In other words, because cross-play is still pretty new, as well as how early development began, these features will never be fully integrated into the game.
This could be a bit of a deal breaker for some, especially considering that Fortnite features full cross-play between consoles, mobile, and PC with the ability to transfer progression and purchases to other platforms (with a few exceptions).
In the same interview, McCoy also revealed that Respawn is NOT working on a Titanfall 3, as the industry assumed they would. He also added that they would love to bring Apex Legends over to mobile and Switch but that there’s “nothing [they] can currently talk about.”
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