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 handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • I feel like the cross progression/cross purchase comment is a little strange. I was really hoping to at least carry progress between my Pc and Xbox account. Kind of disappointing.
  • Doesn't make a lot of sense having cross play and not cross-progress
  • Is anyone else finding the graphics quite lacking? They aren't super bad but they just aren't crisp or clear in any aspect. (running at max) Especially when you are jumping. It's like a 10-year-old title. Gameplay is pretty fun though.
  • No crossplay amongst players in such games..
    It doesn't take a phd to realize the huge advantage you have with M&K in regards to a native controller.
    It is literally night an day in games like PUBG, Fortnite, Overwatch etc..
    you need to keep it fair and competetive otherwise you undermining the whole scene and people willingness to even play and compete.
    atm who plau against who.
    Xbox + Xbox X against each other.?
    PS4 + Ps4 pro the same
    and PC likewise.
    3 different play scenes.?