In an interview with USGamer, executive producer and lead product manager Drew McCoy has discussed Respawn Entertainment’s plans for the future of Apex Legends, with questions involving chances of getting a sequel or a mobile version, cross-play and cross-saves, and more.
As for the sequel, the development team is only focused on the current Apex Legends, since “We do believe in this game as a live game. We’re never gonna make an Apex 2; hoping next Season 72 is awesome. That’s kind of where our head is at: how are we setting this up for the long term.”
Interestingly, McCoy has shared that it takes around 12-18 months to build a new character and publish it, as Wattson has been available in a playable form internally at the studio since early last year and is only coming these days.
For what matters mobile, which was mentioned in an investors call early this year, he said that “we’re not talking about it right now, but it is just a thing being explored, figuring out what’s possible.” He has indeed ruled out a Switch version as it is “not currently that we’re talking about.”
McCoy also said that he would love to have cross-play and cross-saves in the game, although “it’s a huge amount of work to get it there. We’re a smaller team, so we’re always prioritizing features and work. It’s one of those things that I would love to get to but stuff, like ranked for season two and more content immediately, is where we’ve put our focus.”
Apex Legends Season 2 was just revealed at E3 2019 and is starting in July.