The director of Apex Legends has discussed expanding the game’s scope and has promised more Titanfall-related content.
Apex Legends’ seventh season will begin in only a couple of days, as the game also prepares to release on Steam for the first time.
While the game has been an ongoing success for developer Respawn and publisher EA, since its sudden launch in 2019, game director Chad Grenier has been thinking about where Respawn can take Apex Legends in the future.
In an interview with Eurogamer, when asked about what the long-terms goals are for Apex Legends, Grenier suggested that the team is considering expanding beyond it being just a battle royale title.
‘The other [focus] is: how do we expand it? So that means new players, new platforms, and it also means new ways to play Apex,’ said Grenier.
‘Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale? 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.’
Grenier didn’t provide any specific examples of what he meant, but he did say that additional modes could be the starting point.
‘You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.’
Grenier was also, unsurprisingly, asked about Titanfall and insisted that Titanfall 3 isn’t in development, despite what some online rumours might say.
But even if a third game isn’t happening, Respawn has been working to bring numerous elements of that franchise into Apex Legends – which is set in the same universe.
Season 7’s new map, Olympus, is actually from an old concept for Titanfall 3 and Grenier claims that there will be plenty for Titanfall fans to enjoy in future Apex Legends updates.
‘Looking at future seasons and animated shorts, and things that are coming out next year, I think any Titanfall fan is gonna be super excited.’
Apex Legends is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will become available on Steam on November 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2021.
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