One of the highlights during yesterday’s EA Play Live event was when Respawn Entertainment announced it would be bringing its popular free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends to the Nintendo Switch this Fall.
Although we’re yet to see any footage of this version, game director Chad Grenier assures fans it’s shaping up nicely – even if it has been a big challenge to bring to the hybrid platform. It’ll also include motion control support and gyro aim functionality.
Here’s his full comment about the upcoming Nintendo release, during an interview with GameSpot:
It’s a big challenge. We’ve been working on it for awhile. It’s not without its challenges, but I’ll say it’s looking really good and running very well. Obviously it’s a different platform, and we have to make some changes to the game to get it to run there. It’s got motion controls, so we’re supporting that, so that takes some time to support – the gyro aim functionality. It’s a lot of work, but it’s coming along nicely. We’re testing it at this point, making sure that it’s good to go. It’s worth it. We’re huge fans of Nintendo, so I’m personally really excited to just bring a game to Switch and I can take it on the go and play it when I’m with my kids or whatever.
On top of motion controls, Apex Legends on Switch features the new cross-platform support. Yep, in addition to being able to play the game on the go, you’ll be able to squad up with your friends on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC via Origin and Steam.
Are you looking forward to dropping into the battlefield when this title arrives on the Switch? Tell us down below.