The “Age of the Battle Royale” has yet to come to an end, as seen with the recent release and popularity of Apex Legends. With one of the leading battle royale titles, Fortnite, proudly boasting cross-play across five different platforms, many fans of the genre may be asking if the new title will follow suit.
After a surprise launch on Monday, Apex Legends hit several milestones in its debut week on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC servers. In just 72 hours, the game attracted over 10 million players, as well as one million concurrent players.
The battle royale saw a boom in popularity upon its release, in part due to its innovative approach to the game genre. Apex Legends introduces new mechanics to the classic battle royale formula, reducing squad sizes to three, implementing jumpmasters, and granting players a way to revive their fallen teammates. Given the game’s success in its debut week, it’s easy to understand why players would want to team up with friends on other platforms.
As of now, Apex Legends doesn’t support cross-platform play, although the feature is likely to become available in the future.
Respawn Entertainment has already confirmed plans to integrate cross-play into the game’s features sometime down the line. But the developer didn’t provide an exact date players can expect to play with friends across platforms. The cross-play integration will have a few limitations, however, as players won’t be able to transfer progress or purchases across platforms.