Drew McCoy, the Executive Producer of Apex Legends at Respawn, has published a detailed statement about the future of the game. His update covers numerous topics, including the game’s rapid growth, Respawn’s missteps, and upcoming content. In fact, on that latter note, McCoy states that fans will see details for Apex Legends Season 2 at EA Play; the event planned by EA to run alongside E3 later this year.
Respawn’s Plans for EA Play Includes Apex Legends Season 2
“At EA Play in June,” explains McCoy; “we will give you the first details on what you can expect from Season 2. We’ve seen all the feedback on Season 1 and look forward to showing you the improvements we’re making.”
EA doesn’t plan on attending E3 this year. Indeed, it is one of several major publishers who have recently withdrawn from the event. However, they will instead be holding EA Play, a similar event dedicated solely to EA, which will run alongside E3. As an EA-owned studio, Respawn will be in attendance, no doubt presenting more details about their upcoming Star Wars game. However, they also have plans for Apex Legends Season 2; “For Season 2 you can expect a Battle Pass with more meaningful content,” says McCoy; “the introduction of a new Legends, the debut of a new weapon… and you didn’t expect Kings Canyon to stay the same forever, did you?”
According to McCoy, every new Season will launch with at least three things; a new Legend, a new Battle Pass, and “something new for the meta”. It’s notable that Respawn doesn’t appear to be attempting to compete with Fortnite with the speed at which they deliver content. In truth, that is likely a wise decision. Of course, Epic Games does have greater resources and a huge team working full-time on Fortnite. However, despite that, the studio has still recently come under fire for pressuring their staff to work extreme amounts of overtime in order to keep new content coming. (No doubt attempting to combat the game’s slowly declining performance.)
A Clarification About Star Wars and Titanfall
McCoy also clarifies that nobody from their Star Wars team is being re-tasked to work on Apex Legends. However, the studio is apparently delaying any future Titanfall projects; “It is important to understand that there are entirely separate development teams working on Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” he explains; “Additionally, in order to fully support Apex Legends, we are pushing out plans for future Titanfall games. No resources from the Apex Legends team are being shifted to other titles in development here at the studio, nor are we pulling resources from the team working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.”