In April last year, Respawn Entertainment said it was well aware of the demand for its battle royale Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch. The game's lead producer Drew McCoy also previously mentioned how his team would "love" to bring the popular free-to-play title to the hybrid system.
Well, today at EA Play Live, this has been made official. Yes, Respawn Entertainment's latest first-person shooter will be coming to the Switch this Fall. The Nintendo release will also include the newly announced cross-play feature, and you can expect more details about this particular version in the coming months.
Here's what Respawn Entertainment's game director Chad Grenier had to say about this announcement:
We're huge fans of Nintendo here at Respawn and we're incredibly excited to be bringing Apex Legends to the Switch this Fall. And we'll share more details in the months ahead.
So that means you'll be able to squad up no matter where you and your friends prefer to play - Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, or on the PC via Origin and Steam. We're throwing out a lifeline and healing the divide between the platforms.
Will you be dropping into the battlefield to try this out? Leave a comment down below.
Cool for fans of the game. The more content the better.
7 games releasing on Switch this year!! Come on EA. You can do this. Don't let us down.
Dragon Age Origins port please
Let me dream
But I play Apex on the One already. If it lets me transfer my stats and stuff to switch maybe I'd give it a try but I see no other reason to drop One Version
Cool. I played on PS4 a little but I'd play more in handheld.
Very nice. While im not a huge FPS or battle royale player myself, its great to see one of the biggest games out be on Nintendo’s platform.
I'm getting it on Steam personally after already dipping my toes on PS4
Apex is actually a lot of fun and incredibly well polished as far as BR games go. The online is fun as hell imo for anyone going into this for the first time on Switch. Definitely picking it up again on Steam because it just feels more right with a mouse and keyboard
Also Cross-Play is a major freaking win
Ever since playing Apex on PC, I've been wanting this one on Switch just to play when I'm away from my PC. I'm happy with this, genuinely enjoy this battle royale game occasionally thanks to the teamwork and respawn feature this game has.
So they got this game on track? Didn’t it start off strong, only for EA to drop the ball and alienate the audience at one point? Or was that another game like this? I know Fortnite is still going strong.
Nice! The rumour became true, then. Let´s see what the other 5 games they are bringing are. If the other rumours are right, Mass Effect could also be coming.
Now they have my attention lol
I certainly didn't expect this game but I'll make sure to try it out, I've heard great things about it!
Would rather have Titanfall 2 as I am so tired of Battle Royale shooters.
Does EA revisit old titles for remakes? I want to know so I don't keep my expectations too high...
Ooh, very nice indeed! Now bring on Titanfall, Mass Effect and Star Wars... pretty pretty pleeeeeease...
@outsider83 Never really went off track. The first Battle Pass had some meh rewards but as a whole the game has been strong since launch.
Nice to see a current gen game come over. Hope it runs better than Outer Worlds.
Ok. Next game. A very mediocre battle royale
@GrailUK but that's what ea do best!
Looks like I can now try this and see what all the fuss is about.
@HollowSpectre It's funny because it's true ^^
This announcement is not for me at all, however really happy to see this announcement as I know others will be thrilled. More is always better regardless of genre IMO and I hope it leads to even more top tier games down the line!
@liljmoore who da fark ownes a one hahaha.
I have friends who really enjoy this game but I don't think it's for me.
At the very least, the way they advertise it annoys the crap out of me and turns me off to even trying the game. It's obnoxious.
Even if I were to play this I definitely wouldn't cross play with PC players to many hackers and cheaters just look at Modern Warfare.
I wish I liked BR games. I just hate dying and being sent back to the me I immediately and then having to start the whole match over. I'll give this another shot though.
@GrailUK Lol if there's anything you can count on, it's EA letting you down. Don't get your hopes up.
@outsider83 You're thinking of Anthem.
I'll try it if it has gyro support. Standard analog controls for FPS otherwise are the worst.
A great start and man I'd love Respawn to bring Titanfall 2 to Switch as that game deserves more love.
And here comes the MTX's.... is your wallet ready?
Respawn made the game which means it's already optimized.
Gfx shouldn't suffer that much on the port.
Is this a free to play game? Can’t remember. I have looked at it before on pc but never got it
@sandman89 Yes, it's free to play.
now can we get titanfall switch please respawn thanks
Fifa 21 Legacy Edition is an own goal from EA, but I'm hopeful for this...
@liljmoore it does
Zero chance this will run or look good
@KnightsTemplar I do
These guys were behind Call of Duty:MW2 right? Amazing!
@Tasuki while I do appreciate EA releasing their "successful" battle royale on Switch, both Titanfalls are superior even if Apex does have similarities. I still play Titanfall 2 and gutted the player base is so small for such a solid game.
@koekiemonster Yes and no. The founders of Respawn were th founders of Infinity Ward. After a falling out with Activision they left Infinity Ward along with 75% of the employees and created Respawn. However after Titanfall 2 was finished and then the studio started working on Jedi Fallen Order several of the employees went back to Infinity Ward when EA told them that they won't be doing anymore FPS games for awhile.
@the_beaver Mass Effect Trilogy on the Switch!!??? That would be great!!!
Def will be in my library!
@Mrd8202 I've never played Dragon Age, but I would definitely pick it up on Switch.
Still waiting lol
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