The third studio the game developer has created, Respawn Entertainment, has revealed is soon to open. The crew at Respawn will be able to maintain Apex Legends “for 10 to 15 years” thanks to its location in Madison, Wisconsin.
According to reports, Ryan Burnett, an industry legend joining Respawn from Epic Games, will be the studio’s director. Burnett has a strong resume and a tonne of expertise dealing with battle royale platforms, thanks to his fourteen years of employment at Raven Software.
To support the teams already working in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Respawn is opening a brand-new office in Wisconsin. A major goal is to make Apex Legends “the top Battle Royale on the market.”
This idea was mirrored in the piece posted today on Respawn’s news website.
In an interview with IGN conducted in the middle of February, Respawn expressed a strong desire to continue developing Apex Legends “for twenty years.” After Call of Duty: Warzone began to falter in recent months, Apex Legends has stood tall and prepared to pick up the pieces. Apex Legends has become steadily stronger in recent months.
It isn’t perfect, of course, but that’s why developers want to keep working on it and make it a top-notch battle royale game. Steven Ferreira, the director of Apex Legends, echoed the idea in a statement analyzed by GamesIndustry.biz:
Because we’re in this for the long run, team wellness is our top priority. We are enthusiastic to see Apex become a franchise that lasts ten, fifteen, or more years. We must accomplish more than everything at once, exhaust ourselves, and be unprepared to do it over the long run.
The Apex Legends ecosystem, which includes the competitive ranking platform within it and the esports culture surrounding the game, is growing with time. It may outlive every other battle royale game if Respawn plans to keep it fueled and running well for ten to fifteen more years.