Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game that has garnered tremendous popularity in recent months. Unfortunately, the process hasn't been that smooth, and Respawn Entertainment has been criticized for its poor communication, cheating problems, and other issues.
Today, Executive Producer Drew McCoy said that the team was focusing on Apex Legends, and vowed to address problems like cheating and transparency. The team wants to make the following features better in the future.
- Slow server performance at the beginning of a match
- Audio issues
- Hit registration issues
- Season launches
- Thoughtful updates throughout the season
- Improved communication
If you're a fan of Apex Legends, you'll be really happy with this news. However, if you also liked Titanfall 2, this may not be a great day. It seems like Respawn has delayed Titanfall 3 in order to focus on Apex Legends. McCoy wrote the following on EA's website.
Hopefully development on Titanfall 3 will commence soon, but that will probably depend on how popular Apex Legends is in the future.
Are you disappointed by this news? Or are you excited for increased Apex Legends support? Let us know.
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I thought this was an old story? Or was that the publisher that cancelled?
Someone from Respawn (don't remember who) tweeted after Apex launched that they were still focused on TF3. This is super disappointing to me.
Agreed, this is something that I'm waiting to hear need on. My goto game is still TF2.
I remember them saying that they were still making Titanfall 3.
Alright, maybe I misread or remembered the article.
Apex has a ton of work that needs doing so it makes sense to focus on it properly for a while. They lost a ton of ground recently because of poor support. Slow server performance at the beginning of a match
Hit registration issues
Thoughtful updates throughout the season
Improved communication ^ All of these are very valid things that need fixing. However, I think another real issue is around game modes: Solo, Duo, Quads. As much as I personally love the Trio system and can see other modes damaging the huge team focus other modes will need to be added. Solo is probably the most important one as people are sick of teammates leaving for a range of different reasons. Toxic teammates are also quite common. Finally, they need to fix the in-game voice chat system, its useless in its current state. Mind you the Ping system is sensational!
Is Titanfall 2 still worth it actually? Thinking of buying it for the campaign.
The campaign is incredible, in my opinion (from a single player perspective) it is the best first person shooter experience this generation.
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