Respawn Entertainment’s Battle Royale is a certified hit. However, is a new Apex Legends game coming? A certified “probably” is what we’ve got from Respawn Entertainment.
With Season 7 just around the corner, an update that’s bringing a new map to Respawn’s Battle Royale, everyone is wondering what’s coming up for Apex Legends. Much like where Overwatch succeeded, Apex Legends has put a lot of focus on it’s in-game lore and characters to develop a committed fan community and a stable-enough player base.
Thankfully, in a recent interview, Respawn Entertainment’s Game Director Chad Grenier hinted that Apex Legends might be exploring realms beyond the limitations of the battle royale genre in the future.
New Apex Legends Game Could Be Coming… Eventually
While there isn’t anything concrete in the works, fans will be happy to know Respawn Entertainment are constantly thinking about the future of their battle royale fixture.
Reportedly, Respawn Entertainment has Apex Legends‘ content planned all the way up to season 12. That’s almost the entirety of 2021! Below, you can see an excerpt from the interview:
We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.Respawn Entertainment Game Director, Chad Grenier
What would you like to see happen to Apex Legends? There are rumours that it could follow a similar trend to Titanfall… So, a little like how Overwatch 2 might play out. However, would it be better to dedicate a whole separate game to any narrative exploration?
What’s interesting is that Apex Legends‘ newest map, Olympus, actually began as an unused concept for the unreleased Titanfall 3!
Personally, I think some 4-player Co-Op PvE scenarios could be fun! It would change up the way each Legend is played, that’s for sure, and put even more pressure on Lifeline mains. That’s what we all want, right?