Drew McCoy is Gone, Ladies and Gentlemen
EA’s response to the battle royale craze, Apex Legends, has done relatively well considering the amount of stiff competition they are facing. However, the production manager for the game, Drew McCoy has decided to part ways with EA and Apex Legends. The announcement was made earlier today via Twitter. McCoy stated that he wanted to face new challenges in his career. There has been no word of behind the scenes drama at Apex, so this reasoning is likely genuine. Hopefully, McCoy is able to find what he is looking for. In the meantime, EA needs to find a replacement.
McCoy has quite an impressive resume. He worked previously on Titanfall as well at Infinity Ward. It was here that he was able to contribute to games like Call of Duty 4 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Both of which are considered some of the best FPS’s of the last generation if not of all time. Needless to say that EA did not lose someone who could be described as “replaceable”.
Apex Legends has had its ups and downs since its launch but it has appeared to find a nice home for itself. A loyal player base has developed and EA has been fairly consistent with introducing new content to keep players happy. While we should not expect to see Apex Legends reach the same levels of popularity as competitors like PUBG or Fortnite, but it looks like it is going to stick around longer than some had anticipated.
Hopefully, the loss of McCoy does not spell the end of the project. There has been no word of who is going to fill the now vacant spot, but whoever it is, they will have large shoes to fill.
Apex Legends is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.