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
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, 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.