The Switch version of the popular first-person shooter battle royale has been delayed.
EA Play surprised everyone at their EA Play Live 2020 digital presentation with their amount of Switch support. The biggest of them all was definitely Apex Legends. Due to the current state of the world, development was affected. The upcoming Steam version of the game was delayed only a week; however, the Switch version was delayed to 2021.
Chad Grenier, the game director of Apex Legends, released the following statement:
“….For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time. 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. And of course, when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game. We can’t wait to get Apex Legends into your hands (or your TV-connected dock) on Switch. See you soon, and thanks for understanding.”
Apex Legends released back in February 2019 with no announcement or marketing and became a huge hit overnight. It will make its Nintendo debut in 2021, as opposed to its previous Fall 2020 window.
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