Respawn said it still plans to roll out the next generation update for Apex Legends, but is not ready for the launch window yet.
Although the battle royale shooter can be played on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S thanks to backward compatibility with performance boosts up to 1440p, publisher EA said last year, when “more formal improvements [were] planned ”for 2021.
When asked for an update on these plans in a recent AMA Reddit, Respawn’s director of communications, Ryan Rigney, was only able to reassure fans that work was underway on the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S updates.
“Oh man, I WANT to share an update, but at the moment we can’t say anything definitive – so there’s nothing to screw up here. Trust us, this is in development and we are delighted with it too. ” He wrote…
Respawn Vancouver Team Director Stephen Ferreira said In February, 120 FPS was one of the studio’s goals in the next-gen Apex Legends update. “I can’t promise anything, but given that the core mechanics of Apex’s ‘feel’ are such an important part of the gameplay, this game is high on the priority list.”
During a recent AMA Reddit, Rigney also confirmed that the Apex Legends cross-progression will launch “next year,” although he said it would be difficult to cross the line.
“Cross-progression is pretty damn hard in terms of the problem to be solved,” he wrote. “It’s not just that you need to solve the technical problem of merging existing accounts, but there are also legal and contractual issues involved with purchasing on other platforms.
“There are different laws in different regions. It’s a mess. But we are working on it and strive to implement it, ”added Rigny.
EA reported last week that Apex Legends averaged over 13 million weekly active players weekly during Season 9, and that the game set a new record for the highest number of players per day in all seasons.
Season 10 of Apex Legends, Emergence, kicked off on August 3 and introduced the new Legend Seer, LMG Rampage, and an updated World’s Edge map.