Apex Legends has been out for less than a week—but that hasn’t stopped fans from already thinking about the future of the game.
The hype surrounding the latest battle royale title has caused players to become curious about what developer Respawn Entertainment could add to the game down the road. And that’s exactly what Respawn CEO Vince Zampella discussed in a recent interview with VentureBeat.
Most notably, Zampella revealed that Respawn will probably introduce new maps to Apex Legends. At launch, the only map in Apex Legends is Kings Canyon. But Zampella made it sound like that could change in the future when asked about post-launch plans for Apex Legends.
“This is just the start of our journey,” Zampella said. “There will be new maps, new modes, new characters, new weapons, new skins. There will be a ton of stuff coming over the next year to 10, maybe. It depends on how successful it is.”
It shouldn’t surprise many people that Respawn plans to add on to Apex Legends eventually, though. The game was released pretty quickly with a limited number of characters and weapons—so it makes perfect sense that more stuff is on the way. And with only one map at the moment, players are excited to learn that others could be introduced in the future.
The current Apex Legends map features 60 players—and Zampella believes that was the perfect number to start with. But that could change if more maps are added to Apex Legends.
“We’ll probably release other maps that are bigger if we decide they’re fun,” Zampella said. “As we started playing and growing and shrinking, this number felt right. The 60 players in squads of three is the most fun we had. It’s not an exact science. It’s more of a gut feeling. The team tried thousands of permutations, and we all settled on this. It feels good.”
Many fans will be excited to see what Respawn has up its sleeves if more maps are added to Apex Legends.