Game director Chad Grenier says Apex Legends will probably tackle other modes in the future as well.
Apex Legends has only moved from strength to strength in the time that the game has been around. Now in its seventh season, the game – true to the genre it belongs to – has done right by its growing player base with its live service model. But is it possible that Respawn Entertainment might have other, more significant changes and additions in mind as well? For instance, though Apex Legends is, of course, a dedicated battle royale experience, might the free-to-play shooter eventually branch out and try other kinds of modes and experiences as well?
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, game director Chad Grenier said that that’s probably going to happen. According to Grenier, Respawn Entertainment has regular conversations about new things the studio could try with the game, especially in the form of limited time modes.
“Right now we’re a battle royale game,” he said. “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. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.”
Apex Legends is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and will be launching for the Nintendo Switch in 2021 following a recent delay.