Apex Legends Cross-Platform Play Could Come In The Future

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Respawn, the developer behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2, surprised fans by announcing and releasing a new battle royale game, titled Apex Legends, on the same day. Although the game doesn't support cross-platform play, Respawn has hinted that may not always remain the case.

On the Apex Legends FAQ page, Respawn writes, "We currently don't support cross-platform play, but are always working on new features and improvements we can add to our game." So cross-play could come to the Titanfall-themed battle royale game in the future. Given Sony's decision to reverse its stance on cross-play with Nintendo and Microsoft, Apex could feature cross-platform support across Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

If Apex were to go through EA's launcher, much like Fortnite--and soon Dauntless--goes through Epic's, then the battle royale game might be able to support cross-progression one day as well. It wouldn't be the first time, Apex borrows an idea from the popular battle royale title, as Respawn's game utilizes a Fortnite-style Battle Pass. Although Apex launches on Origin for PC, currently your game account isn't tied to your EA one when playing on Xbox One and PS4.

More Titanfall Is Coming After Apex Legends Launch, Respawn Says

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Apex Legends is set in Respawn's Titanfall universe, but it's hard not to notice that it's conspicuously missing the titans themselves, not to mention Titanfall in its name. The studio confirmed that it isn't working on Titanfall 3, but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of its robot-based warfare.

On Twitter, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said the studio is working on new content and listening to player feedback for Apex, but also planning more Titanfall. "We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year (yes, I said the T word)," he said. "We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!"

[Update: As part of EA's earnings, the company noted that among its ongoing and upcoming projects, it's excited to "to grow Apex Legends and related Titanfall experiences," though it didn't offer any further specifics on what the latter half of that is in reference to.]

More Titanfall Coming, Says Respawn CEO

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Apex Legends is set in Respawn's Titanfall universe, but it's hard not to notice that it's conspicuously missing the titans themselves, not to mention Titanfall in its name. The studio confirmed that it isn't working on Titanfall 3, but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of its robot-based warfare.

On Twitter, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said the studio is working on new content and listening to player feedback for Apex, but also planning more Titanfall. "We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year (yes, I said the T word)," he said. "We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!"

This doesn't necessarily mean a new mainline Titanfall game is coming. Given that the studio has already ruled out Titanfall 3, it seems more likely to be a smaller standalone project, or even continuing the fiction in some other form of media. EA has previously stated that Respawn will have multiple games coming out by the end of 2019.

New Xbox One Game Deals Available Now On Xbox Live

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Microsoft has kicked off a new sale on Xbox Live. This week, Xbox One owners will find deals on a variety of EA and Bethesda games, while the latest selection of Deals with Gold includes discounts on Divinity: Original Sin II and a few other well-received titles for the console.

Nearly every installment in the Battlefield series is on sale in the Microsoft Store this week, including the latest entry, Battlefield V, which is down to $30. Xbox One owners can also purchase Battlefield 1 Revolution for $10 and Battlefield 4 for $5, while Battlefield Hardline Ultimate Edition is $9. Xbox Live Gold members, meanwhile, can pick up the last-gen installments Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for $5 apiece; thanks to backwards compatibility, both are also playable on Xbox One.

Those aren't the only EA shooters on sale for Xbox One this week. Star Wars Battlefront II is down to $6.25, while the first Star Wars Battlefront's Ultimate Edition is $5. If you're enjoying Respawn's new free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends and haven't tried the studio's previous shooter, Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition is $4.50. You can also pick up Titanfall 2 alongside Battlefield 1 in a $12 bundle.

Why Xbox Live Coming To Nintendo Switch Isn't Surprising

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Yes, you read that right. Microsoft has announced plans to bring Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android, with more details coming in a GDC talk next month. The company says bringing the network to more consoles will "enable game developers to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs."

Until the publisher reveals more at GDC, we're not entirely sure what the move will involve, precisely. What we do know is Microsoft wants us to take our Xbox profile, including our Achievement history, friends list, clubs we're in, and more, to every screen--even rival consoles.

PS4's Free PS Plus Games For February Are Out Now

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If you're looking for some more free games to play, six new titles are being offered through PS Plus right now. Most are available for PS4, but several can be played on PS3 or PS Vita as well.

For February, all PS Plus members can freely download Hitman - The Complete First Season, For Honor, Divekick, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Gunhouse, and Rogue Aces. Hitman, For Honor, Rogue Aces, and Gunhouse are available on PS4, while Metal Gear Solid and Divekick are for PS3. Rogue Aces, Gunhouse, and Divekick can also be downloaded for free on PS Vita.

This is the last month that players can expect PS3 and Vita titles in the PS Plus line-up, but all Plus subscribers are getting an extra 100 GB of cloud storage in exchange. For this month, all PS4 titles will be available through March 5, while the PS3 and Vita games will stick around until March 8.

Hi-Rez Staffer Arrested In Child Predator Sting

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A community specialist for Hi-Rez Studios--maker of Smite and Paladins--as been let go from the company, following an arrest in an undercover sting to catch child predators. Tommy Cheung was one of multiple people arrested in "Operation Interception."

In a press release, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it arrested 21 people between ages 20-55 who traveled near the Atlanta metro area with the intent of meeting a child for sex. It also seized 24 digital devices as evidence. It says the goal of the sting was "to arrest persons who communicate with children on-line, have sexually explicit conversations, and then travel to meet them for the purpose of having sex." Hi-Rez promptly released Cheung from its employment.