Apex Legends is coming to Steam, getting crossplay

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Is a game really "on Steam" if launching it through Steam launches another launcher, namely EA's Origin? It's debatable, but for the sake of simplicity, I'll say that Apex Legends is coming to Steam this fall.

EA is in the process of bringing all of its games to Steam, actually, and earlier today it added The Sims 4, Titanfall 2, and a few others.

Apex Legends is probably the most complicated EA game to make the leap, given its living nature. Adding to the job for Respawn, the developer also announced that Apex Legends is getting crossplay support, which will cover Origin, Steam, Xbox One, PS4, and a new Switch version. How Respawn will manage the keyboard and mouse vs controller problem is unknown right now.

Like the Steam release, crossplay is cheduled to arrive in the fall.

Tyler Wilde
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Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.