Apex Legends, Titanfall developer Respawn's new battle royale game, revealed

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"Apex Legends" is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC. A Kotaku report suggests that the game was "well into development" as of 2017, and was set to launch previous year, but based on McCoy's comments it seems that work on that Titanfall 3 has essentially morphed into Apex Legends. If you'd rather play a mainline Titanfall game with a single-player campaign, Titanfall 2 is still on Amazon. Each game holds up to 60 players with three players to a team. Rod Breslau was the first to report this, stating that streamers took part in an event last week to check the game out ahead of launch.

Apex Legends promises to deliver a squad-based battle royale experience with a uniquely Respawn flavor. Players can opt for characters like Lifeline, the battlefield medic who can shield teammates from harm as well as revive them, or tracker Bloodhound, who can see recent enemy movement via the map. The decision to forego specific abilities or items ultimately came down to a difference in goals between the core Titanfall games and the new battle royale.

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The rationale, that source said, was that the game's underlying technology was starting to feel dated and that Titanfall 3 might not feel or look as good if it came out too much later. When a teammate is killed, they'll have a second chance with Respawn Beacons. "In other words, a third Titanfall is not now in development, despite the critical acclaim for the first two". One way Apex Legends will remain fresh for players is through different seasons. They made a decision to use the same engine they used for Titanfall and Titanfall 2, but found that the game looked rather dated.

The game will feature a seasonal content roadmap, with new Legends and weaponry coming on a quarterly basis.

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