Apex Legends is finally releasing for Nintendo Switch this fall, with full crossplay enabled with other platforms (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Origin). That’s a big move for Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts, as EA is finally moving to the Switch in a big way. EA made the announcement at the EA Play 2020 event today.
Apex Legends isn’t the only EA game coming to Steam — the studio announced that five more EA games, including Titanfall 2, The Sims 4, Dead Space 3, and A Way Out are all playable “right this second.” Need for Speed: Most Wanted is also now on Steam, according to Kotaku.au.
For the unfamiliar: Apex is a Battle Royale game of a similar vein to games like PUBG or Fortnite — but first-person instead of third person, and without Fortnite’s love-it-or-hate-it building system. You squad up with one to two other players – each of you picking from an increasing roster of “Legends”, each with their own distinct abilities – and battle it out until only one team stands. It’s chaotic, fast-paced, controller-throwing fun. And it’s free! Like other titles in the genre, Respawn makes their money on virtual currencies, character/gun skins, and a premium Battle Pass system that lets you unlock bonus goodies as you progress.
EA first announced that games would be returning to Steam in October, with the first being Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and has since added made many more games available on the platform. EA also plans to bring its EA Access subscription service to Steam sometime this year.