New Apex Legends
In a review on Respawn Entertainment’s Glassdoor page, New Apex Legends, a current developer anonymously detailed his mostly negative experience of working on Apex Legends. On Glassdoor, current and former employees as well as job interviewees can post public reviews of what it’s like to work or interview for a company.
Since Glassdoor isn’t widely accessible without an account, a full screenshot of the post has since made its way to the Apex Legends Reddit.
The negatives the employee describes centre on working conditions at Respawn during the pandemic, which made it necessary for developers to work from home.
As with prior Apex Legends leaks, fans should take this one with a grain of salt until it gets officially confirmed by EA. Still, it will be interesting to see what kind of impact Clubs might have on Apex Legends. Clubs will theoretically make it easier for players to find others to play with, enhancing the overall experience. After all, games like Apex Legends are meant to be enjoyed socially, so it stands to reason that this could make the game more enjoyable for some. It would also make sense to release this update prior to, or alongside, the game’s cross-play update.
Using a controller vs people playing with keyboard and mouse is generally not a fun time. Take this from someone who was too afraid to learn KBM when they first started PC gaming, and decided to use a controller for everything. You just get dunked on. A lot. It’s reassuring to see that PC and console crossplay won’t be forced in Apex. Crossplay shouldn’t be a stressful time, it should be a nice fun thing that lets you play with more friends.
It could also help console players avoid those pesky PC cheaters. I’m not sure how much of a problem cheaters are for Apex, but it was a big problem in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’s crossplay, which led to console players straight-up turning off crossplay to avoid them.
Apex’s cross-platform play is arriving this autumn, around the same time as the game is planned to come to the Nintendo Switch and Steam. In anticipation of that Steam launch, Respawn have even unveiled a bunch of Valve-themed cosmetics, including one of a very cute Wattson holding a companion cube.