The features of cross-progression from Apex Legends, originally planned for this year, were postponed to 2022, confirmation comes from Respawn Entertainment.
Last year EA’s Battle Royale introduced the cross-play between platforms, which allows you to play with anyone, both PC and console users. However, progress made on one platform cannot be carried over to another. A limit that can be solved with the cross-progression functions that the developers are working on, but which apparently we will have to wait longer than necessary.
During an AMA on Reddit, communications director Ryan K. Rigney explained that the cross-progression has been postponed to 2022 due to the great difficulties encountered by developers in its implementation.
“Cross-progression is a difficult problem to solve. Not only do you have to overcome the technical challenges of merging existing accounts, but there are also contractual and legal problems. Each region has different laws. It’s a disaster.”, Explains Rigney, reassuring players that the team is still working on this feature, but will not arrive before 2022.
In addition to what Rigney said, the recent work on the cross-progression slowed down hacker attack and DDoS against Apex Legends and the other Respawn Entertainments titles, according to what was stated by game director Chad Grenier on Twitter.
In the meantime, Season 10 of Apex Legends has just begun, which has introduced various new features including the Legend Seer, which apparently will soon receive a weakening.