EA Play continued the series of not-E3 announcements today, including new information about Apex Legends. Respawn Entertainment not only announced that cross-play is coming to its battle royale shooter this fall, but also that the game would be making its way to Steam and the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch has been a popular platform, but so far, not many battle royales have made the jump to the handheld hybrid besides Fortnite. Apex Legends is headed to the platform sometime this fall, and Respawn says there will be more details coming in the months ahead.
Apex Legends pushing for cross-play between PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One shouldn't come as a huge surprise given Respawn's past comments. Back when Apex Legends first launched in early 2019, Respawn producer Drew McCoy confirmed to Eurogamer that cross-play was in the works for the game.
Since then, there have been various comments from Respawn about how they'd love to get cross-play working for Apex Legends. Well today, we've finally got confirmation that cross-play is indeed coming to Apex Legends this fall. It will also span across all platforms, including the forthcoming Nintendo Switch port.
We're currently in the midst of Season 5: Fortune's Favor in Apex Legends. It's been a thrilling ride so far, introducing the new thief Loba to the character pool (who was actually first seen as a child back in Season 4's flashy CGI trailer), as well as adding in story-driven quests for the first time.
There's currently no firm date set for either the Switch launch or cross-play going live. We'll look out for more in the future as Respawn builds up to bridging the gap between platforms.