Apex Legends crossplay is something that fans are very much interested in following the stealth launch earlier this month on PS4, Xbox and PC.
The game has built a massive following over a short period of time, with millions now playing Apex Legends across the three platforms.
Respawn CEO Vince Zampella confirmed the news earlier this week, telling fans: “In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!
“This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic.
“We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too.”
The early explosion of Apex Legends has also raised the question over whether crossplay could be added to the game.
Being able to join players in active servers, regardless of what platform they are playing on, is a popular feature.
Fortnite is one of the only games that currently includes full cross-platform support, with Rocket League currently in beta.
And it does sound like Respawn is planning for some kind of Apex Legends crossplay support in the future.
Lead producer Drew McCoy told Eurogamer about their ideas, revealing that they have “plans to allow players to play with their friends on other platforms.”
Unfortunately, there’s no current release schedule set for when full crossplay support for Apex Legends will be launched.
It’s safe to say that if player numbers continue to stay high and even increase, it’s more likely that the team will push for its launch sooner rather than later.
However, there are also concerns being raised about early implementation of such a feature. And it appears to be regarding Apex Legends performance on Xbox One.
A recent report posted by Digital Foundry reveals Apex Legends aims for 60 frames per second across all consoles, hitting the mark the most on Xbox One X.
The original Xbox One doesn’t fare so well, sometimes dropping to 40 fps range, which is a bit of a concern.
A higher frame rate without stuttering issues will give some players an advantage over others, especially if all three platforms are opened up.
So far, Xbox One X players appear to have an advantage over Xbox One S players, something that would get worse if crossplay was enabled.
However, like with other games, it seems pretty likely that Apex Legends crossplay would be added as an additional option.
That means players could switch it on, rather than have to live with it all the time.
There’s also the fact that Respawn could move to quickly to fix the FPS problems on Xbox One S, as they have only just released Apex Legends.
So while there are early concerns regarding crossplay due to slight performance issues, there’s nothing to block cross-platform support in the future.