Titanfall-based free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends now available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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Apex Legends

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment have announced and released Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale set in the Titanfall universe, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Origin page:

About

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. Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale.

Key Features

  • A Roster of Legendary Characters – Master a growing roster of powerful Legends, each with their own unique personality, strengths and abilities that are easy to pick up but challenging to truly master.
  • Build Your Crew – Choose your Legend and combine their unique skills together with other players to form the ultimate crew.
  • Strategic Battle Royale – Use your abilities–and your wits–to make strategic calls on the fly, adapting your crew’s strengths to meet new challenges as the match evolves.
  • Genre-Evolving Innovation – Experience a brand-new array of innovative features that level up the Battle Royale genre, including Respawn Beacons, Smart Comms, Intelligent Inventory and an all-new way to drop into the action with Jumpmaster deployment.
  • Sweet, Sweet Loot – Drop in and loot up with a host of powerful weapons, diverse attachments and useful armor to protect you in battle. After the fight, collect a wealth of cosmetic options for personalizing your character and weapons, and unlock new ways to show off during the match.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Apex Legends lead producer Drew McCoy confirmed that a Titanfall 3 is not in production. “The world thinks we’re making Titanfall 3 and we’re not—this is what we’re making,” McCoy said. “To try and convince a skeptical audience for months with trailers and hands-on articles, we’re just like, ‘Let the game speak for itself’—it’s the most powerful antidote to potential problems. We’re doing a free to play game, with essentially loot boxes, after we were bought by EA, and it’s not Titanfall 3. It’s the perfect recipe for a marketing plan to go awry, so why have that—let’s just ship the game and let players play.”

However, according to a Kotaku report, a Titanfall 3 was in development during fall 2017, but likely morphed into Apex Legends.

Watch a set of trailers below. View the first screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.

Launch Trailer

Gameplay Trailer

Gameplay Deep Dive Trailer

Launch Developer Diary

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