Tag: CrossProgression

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

‘Apex Legends’ To Add Cross-Play For PS4, Xbox One, PC But No Cross-Progression

KEY POINTS

  • “Apex Legends” will allow players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC to battle each other through cross-play
  • Cross-progression across different platforms is not part of the game’s latest update
  • The “Aftermarket” collection event and a new mode are also coming on Oct. 6

Cross-play, that elusive feature that many titles fantasize about having, is coming to “Apex Legends” according to developer Respawn Entertainment.

It will be available on versions of “Apex Legends” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for beta testing beginning on Oct. 6, as well as on Origin for PC. The Steam version will get cross-play support at a later date.

Although there was no mention of the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Respawn Entertainment stated in June that “Apex Legends” was coming to the console as part of their cross-play plans even back then.

Cross-play will be allowed by default although Respawn warned that if players disable it, they will only be matched with each other. This will in turn lengthen time spent in queue lines.

Respawn emphasized that although cross-play is coming to “Apex Legends,” the same cannot be said for cross-progression a.k.a. carrying over gameplay progress across all platforms. In contrast, car racing/soccer hybrid title “Rocket League” introduced cross-progression in its latest update.

“While we do believe this is a valuable feature, it’s unfortunately not available for ‘Apex Legends’ at this time,” Respawn said in a blog post. “However, we will talk more about this at our Steam launch later in the year.”

The excitement of pitting Xbox One players of “Apex Legends” with PlayStation 4 players and PC players is a gamer’s dream as it finally allows the breaking down of platform walls and would result in pure competition of skills in the game.

Polygon reported that console players will

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Dead By Daylight Cross-Progression Is “Closer Than Ever” To Launching

Developer Behaviour Interactive has provided an update on cross-progression for Dead By Daylight, saying the feature is “closer than ever” to launching.

While an exact release date for cross-progression has not been announced, the studio did confirm that the feature will make its way to Google Stadia and PC via Steam.

“The other important feature we have been working on for the past month is cross-progression,” the studio said in a Dead By Daylight update blog post. “In the past couple of months, we have continued developing the cross-progression feature for Steam and Stadia. We are working hard on the final details and we are closer than ever to making it available for all on these two platforms.”

When cross-progression does become available, players can transfer their data between Stadia and Steam through a new website Behaviour developed specifically for the feature. Everything from character progress to purchased or unlocked add-on content will carry over between the two platforms.

Behaviour clarified in a separate blog post that cross-progression is not planned for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, saying that while it will continue working on it, there’s no guarantee the feature will make its way to other platforms.

“As of today, we cannot make Cross-Progression available on other platforms and we have no guarantee that it will happen. However, we know that this is a community wish, and we will keep trying to make it happen.”

Still, the studio did confirm that cross-progression will come to Nintendo Switch, allowing players to transfer data between all three platforms whenever they want. A release date for cross-progression for Switch has not been announced, but the feature will be coming “in the near future.”

In August, Behaviour released a Dead By Daylight update that made cross-play available on all platforms. Cross-progression is the