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Titanfall Maker Respawn Set To Launch New Battle Royale Game Apex Legends

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A new battle royale game from Respawn is launching sooner than expected. After reports of a new game just last weekend, Respawn CEO confirmed that "Apex Legends" comes out Monday, Feb. 4.  ( Respawn Entertainment )

Rumors about a new battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment have been circulating over the weekend. Now the Titanfall developer just confirmed that it's launching the game Monday morning.

Apex Legends Official Launch

These past few days, several allegations have been around online regarding Respawn's battle royale game. Rod Breslau, eSports consultant, tweeted last Saturday, Feb. 2, that anonymous sources who knew of the game's existence and even tested it said that Respawn is preparing to unveil Apex Legends come Monday.

Now, a tweet from the CEO of Respawn Entertainment Vince Zampella has confirmed the rumor.

No other details were provided, but expect to learn more of Apex Legends during its official announcement, which will be made via livestream on the game's official Twitch channel on Monday, Feb. 4, at 8 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.

What We Know So Far

Breslau has earlier speculated that it will be a free-to-play game available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players. It'll be set in the Titanfall universe and feature heroes and classes — no Titan mechs available, though — with a maximum of 60 players per server and three players per team. Also, according to Breslau, Apex Legends' in-game content will be "very similar" to Overwatch. He also said that the game will run on a modified version of Valve's Source engine.

Another source, this time talking to Kotaku, said that Apex Legends will have a Titanfall experience but mixed with Blackout from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and, again, Overwatch.

Kotaku also reported that Apex Legends will serve as a "stopgap" after Respawn once again delayed the release of Titanfall 3, which, according to sources, was due to the game's dated graphics and other "underlying technology."

Electronic Arts acquired Respawn Entertainment around two years ago for $455 million. The game developer is eyeing to release Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order later this year.

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