Saw what you will about Fortnite, but the battle royale title from Epic Games did wonders for gamers regarding cross-platform play and availability. With Respawn’s Apex Legends quickly becoming the latest favorite in the world of battle royale, many Nintendo Switch users were wondering if and when their favorite Legends would be making their way to the hybrid console. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’s going to be happening any time soon.
According to a recent interview with Wired, Respawn’s Project Lead Drew McCoy talked about the rising demand for Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch. When addressing the rumors, he mentioned he’s “not making any promises” regarding the port, though the bright side is that his response wasn’t a hard “no.” Maybe it won’t be happening any time soon, but the possibility of it happening at all is still there.
Since Fortnite’s Nintendo Switch release was staggered long after their battle royale mode launched, it makes since that Apex Legends would follow the same route. Since the studio mentioned they were interested in exploring cross-platform play, it’s possible that the team is waiting to launch both goals around the same time to increase appeal.
Or we could be overthinking it with our want for a Switch port, who’s to say?
For now, Apex Legends is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more about the title:
“Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play* Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse legends, deep tactical squad play, and bold new innovations that level-up the Battle Royale experience–all within a rugged world where anything goes. “