Apex Legends should get cross-play soon

Yesterday, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale game called Apex Legends. There were rumors that it would be a free-to-play version of Titanfall, but it's more along the lines of Overwatch. While the title takes place in the Titanfall universe, it doesn't feature mechs. It's a standard run-and-gun shooter, where each character has various special abilities.

Many gamers expected Respawn to unveil Titanfall 3 or a similar project, but it turns out that wasn't the case at all. However, the team has promised extensive post-launch support for years to come. Some features like cross-play are also in the works. An interview between Eurogamer and Respawn revealed the following.

Although cross-play is unavailable at launch, Respawn told Eurogamer it 'plans to allow players to play with their friends on other platforms.' Cross-progress and cross-purchases, however, 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, as cross-play only recently became a possibility, it will never be fully integrated into Apex Legends.

It's great to see that cross-play is in the works. Maybe one day they'll find a way to add cross-progression too. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know when cross-play will be rolling out on Xbox One and other platforms. Now that Sony allows cross-play, we should expect more games to use it, too.

Have you tried Apex Legends? What do you think of this new take on the battle royale genre? Let us know.

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Asher Madan

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