Respawn talks Apex Legends, its free-to-play battle royale set in the Titanfall universe that was suddenly released today
I thought this was a really interesting section of the interview:
They recognized that there were a whole bunch of aspects of the game that would cause people to criticize it heavily if they tried to hype it at all, so they just... didn't, and kept quiet until the game was ready to release. I think that's a fascinating plan that most big games would never even consider doing, I'm interested to see if it works out for them.
It seems like it is going pretty well. It has already beaten Anthem in viewing time on Twitch, which is very impressive. I normally have no interest in the battle royale genre at all, but this one has gotten me really close to giving it a go. Although it saddens me greatly that we basically got this at the expense of a potential Titanfall 3, it makes me happy that Respawn are doing well.
Anyone here playing this game? I'm been playing quite a bit since it came out. Currently level 15. I'm really enjoying it.
What's everyones thoughts on it?
I tried the training out last night but didn't get into an actual game yet. Some of my friends have been playing it though, and they seem pretty happy with a lot of the changes/improvements over various other BR games.
The pinging system for making common communication easier seems really well-done, I was just reading about it a little in this article: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/6/18213537/apex-legend-voice-chat-solo-play-xbox-ps4-pc
It's the only BR I've been willing to play, but I still find lots of issues with BR in general. They promote stale gameplay such as "find the high ground and camp" which I don't particularly like.
The fact that it's team based and you can tag your team members right back into the fray, however, does help to cut down on that. I much prefer dropping into hot zones and playing super aggressive but the game absolutely punishes aggressive play.
Been enjoying it greatly, already have racked up 14 wins in 41 games.
The lack of marketing was oddly enough good marketing.