Apex has seen a rapid increase in popularity, far exceeding expectations on its way to becoming one of the biggest games in the world.
Shroud thinks this unexpected growth is the reason for a delay in the promised content updates.
“I think with Season 1, it was already supposed to be out,” started Shroud. “But I think they wanted to do better.”
Respawn originally announced their plans for the future right after the game’s surprise launch on February 4, saying Apex’s first update will arrive in March.
Here’s the roadmap for what’s coming to Apex Legends in 2019. pic.twitter.com/iOle3XTQoG— Apex Legends News (@TitanfallBlog) February 4, 2019
“I think the plan for Season 1 was real simple, it was just a Battle Pass and new characters, that was it,” explained Shroud. He continued, “ but the game took off and they didn’t expect it, so now people are expecting more.”
Shroud’s timeline is a little off, Respawn already announced new loot and weapons to accompany the Battle Pass before Apex became popular. However, he could be right in that they took another look at their content after seeing the game take over Twitch.
It hasn’t even been 4 weeks since we launched! The team is working hard, I promise— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) March 3, 2019
It remains to be seen if Respawn has adjusted the timeline of the Battle Pass launch, since they originally said March and the month is not over. Respawn CEO Vince Zampella did have a response for those losing patience on the Apex Legends content drop. "It hasn’t even been 4 weeks since we launched! The team is working hard, I promise," said the game's creator.