Yesterday, we received some news about the long awaited arrivals for Apex Legends on both Steam and Nintendo Switch. Earlier this year at EA Play, Respawn Entertainment said that the popular battle royale would be making its way to both platforms sometime in the fall of this year. Well, we’re right in the thick of the season and one of the platforms is receiving what was originally intended. The Steam version of Apex Legends will arrive at the beginning of Season 7 on November 4, as originally planned. However, the Nintendo Switch has been delayed until sometime next year.
Nintendo Switch port for Apex Legends delayed
The announcement for the delay was made in conjunction with the news of the Steam version’s arrival. So it seems one part of the community is getting their wish granted and the other will have to wait, unfortunately.
Chad Grenier, a developer at Respawn, spoke to the player base about the delay in the press release. Here’s what he had to say:
Second, for those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time. This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out.
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) October 23, 2020
It’s difficult to not see where Respawn is coming from, as 2020 has presented challenges unlike any other. A Nintendo Switch port has been in the works since Apex Legends released, so the year’s challenges likely delayed the developers enough to wait until next year.
Grenier stated that Switch players can expect to play the battle royale “next year.” No definitive time frame was given, but it was stated that the Switch port would come with cross-play and every feature that the other platforms possess.
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