Cross-purchases will never be a possibility though.
Respawn is currently working on Cross-play for Apex Legends, but is not promising anything at the moment.
Lead Producer at Respawn, Drew McCoy, told Eurogamer that it, “plans to allow players to play with their friends on other platforms,” in the future.
However, McCoy said cross-progression and cross-purchases will never be a possibility in the game. The inability is due to the way the systems were created early on in the process, which, “can’t [be] reconciled after the fact,” he said.
Apex Legends has already made a huge impact in the battle royale world, first with its secrecy around the game and its sudden launch on Monday. As of Tuesday morning, Respawn’s CEO, Vince Zampella, announced that Apex Legends brought in 1 million players in less than eight hours from its launch.
Despite rumors circulating, it was revealed that Apex Legends is not Titanfall 3, but it does take place in the Titanfall universe 30 years after Titanfall 2.
Kotaku reported that Respawn was originally working on Titanfall 3 in 2017, but that after EA acquired Respawn, they wanted to release the game as quickly as possible before 2019 so it would look outdated. Respawn reportedly later shifted gears to create a battle royale with Apex Legends.
Apex Legends is now available to download on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. IGN will be live streaming the game once again today, Feb. 5, at the following times: 1-3pm PT/4-6pm ET/9-11pm UK (Wednesday, February 6 from 6-8am AET).
For more on the newest battle royale you can drop into, check out the 7 best legends tips every player should know and how monetization works in the game.
Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN and is keeping a close eye on the Apex news front. Follow her on Twitter @jessieannwade.