Developed by Respawn and published by Electronic Arts (EA), Apex Legends was dropped out of the blue becoming the new battle royale game on the block.
Set in the same universe as Titanfall, Apex Legends differentiates itself from its competitors by having legends (of course). These are set playable characters each with their own unique skills and abilities.
The game also requires you to work in teams of three with only 20 teams, compared to the mass of people in other battle royale games. There is also the ability to respawn downed teammates and a kool ping system where you can communicate with your teammates non verbally.
I think the approach they took with releasing the game was really good. With no prior marketing before its drop, it took away the preconceived notions, letting the game do all the talking. This was also a good tactic for Respawn because EA isn’t exactly in the good graces of the gaming community.
A week after it’s release the game has over 25 million downloads and over 2 million players worldwide, and from what I’ve seen, it looks the strongest challenger to the current champion Fortnite.
Another feature in the works that would give them an extra boost over Fortnite is the cross-platform multiplayer. Lead producer Drew McCoy said, “Yeah, not at launch, unfortunately, but we do have plans for allowing players to play with their friends on other platforms. No time frame for that, unfortunately.”
That feature will definitely bring back my Xbox One from the dead lol.
All in all the game looks really good if I must say, and I hate shooters with a passion. So it’s something I’ve got my eye on.
For anybody who has played the game, do you think it was the potential to challenge Fortnite? Do you think it’s already better than it’s competitors? Do you think the cross-platform multiplayer will work properly? Do you think they addressed all the problems of its current genre? Let’s discuss