Apex Legends dev gives promising update on potential crossplay plans

Matt Porter
Respawn Entertainment

Apex Legends devs have responded to calls from fans of their popular battle royale title, hinting that crossplay is something we may see in the game in the future.

Over the past few years, crossplay has become an integral part of multiplayer gaming, allowing players to enjoy games with friends who don’t own the same system as they do, or compete against players from a multitude of platforms to really test their skills and see how they stack up with the rest of the world.

Games like Fortnite and Call of Duty have embraced crossplay, but the system is noticeably missing from Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, with fans of the game constantly expressing their hope that it will be added. While the developers have remained quiet on the subject in the past, the team have now confirmed that it’s something they are interested in adding.

Apex Legends players have called for the chance to take on enemies on other platforms since the game’s release.

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In an interview in a Game Informer magazine, the idea of cross-platform play was mentioned to Respawn, with the developers admitting that it has become the norm across the games industry, and that it’s something they would like to add to their game.

“I think on crossplay we see it’s something that is kind of expected in the industry, and is important to a game like ours,” Respawn told Game Informer’s magazine. “[We] are obviously big fans of playing our game at work and in our free time and we go home on a Friday or weekend and want to play with each other and we’re on different systems.”

“On a personal level, yes, we’d love to do that and party up on the weekends. I think it’s an important thing to get to.”

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With games like Fortnite and Warzone already utilizing cross-platform play, it seems inevitable that Apex Legends will follow the same path and let their fans hunt for wins no matter what platform they play on, although this can lead to problems of its own, such as complaints for the community about things like aim assist for controllers, which has proven to be a contentious issue on Fortnite.

For fans hoping this is coming in the near future there is some bad news though, as Respawn refrained from providing any sort of timeline to when we can expect to see crossplay introduced to the game, or whether we will ever see it at all.