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Apex Legends

Yesterday, EA and Respawn Entertainment revealed that Apex Legends is heading to Switch. GameSpot spoke with director Michael Higham to chat a bit more about bringing the battle royale game over to the console.

Higham noted that Apex Legends is “looking really good and running very well” on Switch currently. The team has “been working on it for awhile,” and is now in the testing phase. Additionally, we have confirmation that gyro controls are supported.

Higham’s full words:

Following recent speculation regarding a Switch version of Apex Legends, the news was made official during today’s EA Play 2020 presentation. It will launch this fall.

Details about the Switch version will be shared at a later date. However, it should support cross-play with all other versions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Here’s a refresher on Apex Legends with an overview and trailer:

EA has previously indicated that it intends to give Switch additional support this year. At least in one way, that could manifest by porting the free-to-play battle royale title Apex Legends to Switch.

The speculation has come about thanks to a new article from VentureBeat. Editor Jeff Grub, who has recently reported accurate Nintendo rumors, has suggested that an announcement regarding Apex Legends for Switch could be made during the EA Play 2020 event, which will be held tomorrow. Grub labels his piece as “informed speculation.”

The official Twitter account for Apex Legends has confirmed that it will have a news update during the presentation. However, that could be for additional content planned for the game, and there’s no official confirmation at this time.

EA and Respawn launched their free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends at the start of February. Right after that, we heard that the team was interested in having the game on Switch, but there was nothing they could take about at the time.

Respawn project lead Drew McCoy has now addressed the Switch discussion once again. As part of a new Wired feature, McCoy acknowledged all of the requests about wanting to play the game on Nintendo’s console. However, no promises can be made and the team doesn’t have anything to announce at this time.

Yesterday saw the reveal and launch of a new game from EA and Titanfall developer Respawn. The two companies have released Apex Legends, a free-to-play Battle Royale title. It’s not out on Switch at this time, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely off the table.

Speaking with Eurogamer, lead producer Drew McCoy said Respawn would love to bring Apex Legends to Switch as well as mobile. However, there’s “nothing [they] can currently talk about” for the time being. In other words, we’ll have to wait and see what happens in the future.

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