The Battle Royale genre usually persist in the long term, but what if one of them does the opposite of what’s supposed to be the last man standing multiplayer game. Well, Apex Legends may be the first one to stray from its original direction. Worry not. All of that would be for the greater good since the Battle Royale genre sometimes is known for its repetitiveness.
Apex Legends is just before its 7th season, bringing many new additions to the game, such as a map, new legend, and faster rotation vehicles. Even though most of the Battle Royale developers, such as Epic Games, adopted live events during a season transition to ensure much crisper entertainment, Apex Legends may take a different road. Infinity Ward, for example, wants to include different playlists or LTMs to indulge fresh gameplay. This is why Respawn Entertainment is taking into consideration a similar move, and judging by the looks at the others; it won’t be a failure.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, the game director Chad Grenier stated the likeability of Apex Legends adding different game modes that won’t represent the same old last man standing experience. An expansion that will offer a lot more than just a Battle Royale and a backup plan to sustain a robust player base.
Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale? We have this roster of legends that people love – how else can we use them? I think looking into the future, you’re probably going to see the game becoming more than just a battle royale game. You see we have all these LTMs (limited time modes) and other ways to play. I think that’s a great starting point.
With this statement. Apex Legends might be branching out to different game modes that are most likely going to differ from the standard Battle Royale. We shall see whether LTMs or other permanent game modes will reach far more than Apex Legends’ BR universe