During a recent Apex Legends AMA on Reddit, Respawn Entertainment revealed that its much-anticipated cross-progression system is being delayed until after the first of the year. The AMA was being held to offer players more information about the Emergence content update but developers also entertained questions about other aspects of the game.
One player asked Director of Communications Ryan Rigney whether or not he had any idea when cross-progression would be making its way into the game. Rigney vaguely said that it would be coming “next year”.
He further expanded on his statement by saying, “Cross progression is gnarly as hell in terms of being a problem to solve. It’s not only that you have to solve the technical challenge of merging existing accounts, but there are also legal and contractual issues to navigate with purchasing on other platforms. Different regions have different laws. It’s a mess. But we’re working on it, and we’re committed to delivering it.”
Rigney’s statements dovetail with Game Director Chad Grenier’s revelation in July that cross-progression development had slowed due to “recent hacks” to the battle royale as the team had to “switch to solving live game issues” instead.
In development, although recent hacks on Apex and TF have slowed down the progress of it as we context switch to solving live game issues.
— Chad Grenier (@ChadGrenier) July 10, 2021
So, there you have it.
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