“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges”
EA has announced the release date of Apex Legends for Steam, whilst also revealing that the Nintendo Switch version has been delayed.
Steam users will be able to access the game when season seven of Apex Legends launches on November 4. For players who have already been playing the game through Origin, they will be able to swap freely back and forth between the two platforms.
Anyone who plays the game via Steam will also receive free exclusive Portal and Half-Life inspired gun charms if they log in through the platform during season seven. Before Apex Legends launches on the platform, Steam users can also visit the points store purcahse animated stickers and avatars.
However, Nintendo Switch users will have to wait until next year to get their hands on Apex Legends. In a blog post from the game’s director, Chad Grenier, he explained that the team currently require more time in order to “do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve”.
“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out. Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year,” he added. Grenier aslo noted that the switch version of Apex Legends will launch with “cross-platform play, [the] latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game”.
Apex Legends is currently going through a cross-play beta, which will unite all platform owners for the first time. It’s been cited that the system will not match PC players against console owners, however, it is possible if a console player parties up with a PC player.