Apex Legends Dev Discusses Likelihood Of Cross-Platform Play

Apex Legends is the It-battle royale game right now, but it’s only a couple of months into its life and there’s still a lot of things players want from the game. More specifically, Apex fans want to see cross-platform play introduced, so that they can play with anyone, regardless of whether they’re on console or PC.

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Speaking to WIRED [via Dexerto], Apex Legends‘ Project Lead, Drew McCoy, answered some fan questions, and gave an update on whether or not cross-platform play is coming.

Unfortunately, McCoy stayed pretty quiet on the matter (as expected) but he did give Apex players some hope.

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“Cross-play is something we really care about and are looking into,” McCoy said. “We know that people have friends on all sorts of platforms and that you really want to go to the arena and get some wins together, so stay tuned.”

Check out McCoy answering players’ questions in the video below.

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One thing we do know Apex Legends is planning for the future is the introduction of a penalty for players who leave a match early.

The game’s latest patched accidentally introduced the a “leaving early” penalty, which was quickly removed. Unfortunately for some, it seems the penalty will be brought back into the game once a few kinks with it are worked out.

Posting on the Apex Legends subreddit, community manager Jayfresh said: “We’ve Disabled the Leaving Early Penalty…

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“So internally, we have been working on and testing this feature but it wasn’t our intention or plan to have it go live with the update that went out today. There was a piece of script that was missing and caused the leaving match early penalty to be turned on when it shouldn’t be. That’s why it wasn’t in the patch notes.

“We updated the script, tested with QA and it’s now disabled for all platforms. We don’t have an ETA for if or when this would come out for real. Apologies for the confusion.”

What do you think about Apex Legends‘ future plans?






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