Respawn Entertainment has announced what is going on with the future of Apex Legends' development, as well as offered some insight into its process and how things are going for other games, like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the next Titanfall. Mainly, that it is following a seasonal update plan for Apex Legends and that Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are its priorities.
The Apex Legends update schedule is one that may have concerned people. After all, the game isn't like Fortnite, which receives weekly updates and regular events after few weeks. Instead, it confirmed that it is committed to seasonal updates. It affirmed that each season will begin with a new battle pass, a new Legend character, and other major updates. During the season, there will be quality of life updates to make sure it feels at its best. The general idea is that, instead of overwhelming with quantity, Apex Legends will be about quality.
This is also to keep from overwhelming staff. Apex Legends Executive Producer Drew McCoy specifically made the following statement, which seems to note a desire to avoid crunch while making a great game.
The studio culture that we’ve worked hard to cultivate, and the health of our team are very important. We take those things into account when we discuss our content roadmap, the production schedule, and the frequency in which we can update the game. Our long-term goal is to ensure Apex Legends always feels alive and thriving, with a focus on quality of content over novelty or speed of release. At the same time, we want to maintain our culture as a development team and avoid crunch that can quickly lead to burnout or worse.
At the end of McCoy's update, he addressed the state of Apex Legends, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and the next Titanfall. While the developer will be "pushing out plans for future Titanfall games," delaying them in order to offer Apex Legends more support, the other two games are set. Specifically, he noted, "No resources from the Apex Legends team are being shifted to other titles in development here at the studio, nor are we pulling resources from the team working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order."