Apex Legends is picking up steam quickly, and some of us may well have been wondering whether the combined moxy of EA and Respawn Entertainment would result in a game that fully supports cross-platform play.
One particular interview with Respawn's Design Director Mackey McCandlish, who you might be familiar with if you've read our piece on the game's microtransactions, reveals what the developers think about Apex Legends crossplay.
Will Apex Legends Feature Cross-platform Support?
McCandlish spoke with VG 24/7 when the interviewer mentioned cross-platform play. The response was disappointingly consistent with what we've come to expect from modern games: a delightfully neutral no.
"Cross-play is definitely an opportunity; it’s not something at launch," said McCandlish. "It’s definitely something we’re aware of and interested in. I can’t speak to whether or not we’ve had specific conversations. Right now it’s just like: ‘Let’s launch the game’."
Granted, it's a very sensible stance, and it's a given that the game ought to be running properly before developers go and implement any other such crazy features. Perhaps we'll see it happen sometime in the future.