Respawn unveils free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends

Respawn unveils free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends

The game was all but confirmed when Titanfall fans noticed that playapex.com redirected to Electronic Arts' homepage. Apex Legends is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and Origin for PC and is free-to-play.

Reports have also begun to pop up on other sites that Apex Legends has completely replaced a third Titanfall game - according to Kotaku, Titanfall 3 isn't now in development and Apex Legends is what we're getting instead. This kind of resurrection isn't typical in a battle royale game, so the mechanic should offer a fresh gameplay element.

Perhaps the studio chose to switch engines for Titanfall 3, releasing Apex Legends (which is also reportedly on Source) as a stopgap as it pushed back the release of a proper third Titanfall game.


Apex Legends allows you to choose if you want to directly go to the centre of the map for top-tier loot even though it risks conflict against rival squads.

In the developer's Twitch stream, Respawn said it planned to offer continuous support for the game, with changing seasons like many other games in the battle royale genre, new items and weapons and new "Legends" (playable classes) added over time. Instead, Apex Legends takes a page from Overwatch in highlighting a roster of characters that each bring unique gear and abilities to the mix. Over the weekend, it came to light that Respawn has been working on a free-to-play spin-off title based in the Titanfall universe, and it is supposed to get a surprise release today. "It's the flawless recipe for a marketing plan to go awry, so why have that - let's just ship the game and let players play". That seems to be the end of any hope that a Titanfall 3 release date is coming.

Be sure to read the entire piece over at Eurogamer, which provides some more detail about the development of Apex Legends.

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