Apex Legends Passes 25 Million Players, Crossplay Planned
The new battle-royale shooter from Respawn, Apex Legends, has passed the 25 million players in about a week’s time.
Via an update on the official website of EA, Vince Zampella, the CEO of Respawn Entertainment, reports that the milestone has been reached, and that the game has peaked at two million simultaneous players over the weekend. In the first three days Apex Legends managed to attract 10 million players, of which 2.5 million in the first day.
Also, in a recent interview to Eurogamer, Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that it is planning to support cross-play on Apex Legends, allowing PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC users to play together.
Although the cross-play is not yet available in Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment intends to include it later with future updates, allowing all users to join friends who play on other platforms. However, progress and in-game purchases can never be transferred from one platform to another, since the respective systems have been designed to function autonomously.
After the closure demonstrated over the last few years, Sony seems to have finally opened up to cross-play last September, allowing PlayStation 4 users to play Fortnite along with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC users. Respawn Entertainment could catch the ball with its battle royale, making sure that the entire Apex Legends community can also enjoy the benefits of cross-play.
To learn more about the arrival of the cross-play on Apex Legends, all that now remains is to wait for further details from the developers.
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