Titanfall Studio Assures Fans That EA Had “No Hand” in Apex Legends
The arrival of Respawn Entertainment’s new battle royale title was as swift as can be, being released just after it was officially revealed. That said, the Titanfall studio was quick to provide assurance that EA had “no hand” in the development of the free-to-play Apex Legends.
As many of you might know, EA acquired Respawn back in 2017, which caused a bit of concern for Titanfall fans. While the latest game from the developer isn’t the third entry in the series, it does take place in the same universe. However, many have their reservations about the battle royale experience simply because EA is attached to it in one capacity or another.
This prompted Respawn’s Drew McCoy to touch on the situation during a recent interview. “Not to be throwing EA under the bus, but this wasn’t the game they were expecting,” McCoy said. “I had to go to executives and show it to them and explain it and…not convince but more “Hey, trust us! This is the thing you want out of us.”
“As a corporation, they can only quantify based on past data and they’ve never done anything like this before. There’s a giant rainbow question mark over revenue projections for this game. They’re like “We don’t know! We can’t predict.” This is a game we had to say “This is what we want to do. Help us get there.” They had no hand in development or anything about this game.”
While EA might not have had a hand in developing Apex Legends, it will be interesting to see how well the battle royale game fares in a rising sea of titles in the same genre. Apex Legends is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other things happening in the gaming realm right now, check out the following:
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