Apex Legends has turned out to be a big hit and Respawn has continue to bring in new content on a regular basis to keep things interesting. Now it seems that the company has big plans to take it to new levels, and we’re “probably going to see the shooter becoming more than just a battle royale game.”
Apex Legends’ game director Chad Grenier hinted at this in more detail in an interview with Eurogamer:
“Right now, we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale? We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them?”
What none of us stopped to realize, however, is that the painting for this has been on the wall all this time. Just like Call of Duty: Warzone, for example, Apex Legends has a bunch of different limited time modes and various ways to play. According to Grenier, that’s just the beginning.
“I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these [limited time modes] and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”
As for what Apex Legends will become, we’ll just have to wait and see. Is there life for the game beyond the current platform? Will a single-player mode with a dedicated storyline become the next big thing? Or, perhaps, the game can venture into other game modes like those found in Call of Duty Modern Warfare or Halo. In reality, the sky is the limit.
As good as this news is, this isn’t all that came from the interview, though. According to Grenier, the third map for Apex Legends actually came from what was to be Titanfall 3. Yeah, the same game that we’ve been itching for and supposedly isn’t in development.
“At one point, there was a Titanfall 3 in the works, after we launched Titanfall 2. And Olympus wasn’t called Olympus at the time, but that style of map was something that we were exploring for the next Titanfall game.”
In other news, Apex Legends for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed until sometime in 2021, a move that was necessary to port the game over to Steam – something that happens on November 4th. It was also necessary to make sure that Apex Legends Season 7 launches on time as well, so while it sucks for Switch players, it was – at least to some extent – a necessary delay.