Apex Legends joins the growing list of video games being delayed in 2020. This time, we’re looking at another delay due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Respawn has announced that the release of Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch has been pushed back. The port has been delayed to sometime in 2021, with no firm release date set.
In a blog update by Apex Legends Game Director, Chad Greiner, stated that the Switch version will come out sometime in 2021. “This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out” said Greiner. It sucks to hear, but it is what it is. This should mean that the version of Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch should be a bit better polished when it comes out. Hopefully, that turns out well and fans aren’t too mad.
Respawn has yet to announce details for the new release timeline, so we’re kind of stuck in a holding pattern for now. Respawn first announced that Apex Legends was coming to the Nintendo Switch this past June, and the push to 2021 means that we’re going to be waiting a while for the port on the mobile console. The game may be free, but that doesn’t make the news of the delay sting any less for fans who wanted to get into the new content ASAP. You can still hop into the game and enjoy Season 7 on PC and other consoles though, so that’s OK I guess.
And this isn’t the only big delay announcement we’ve heard in the last few days. Everspace 2 was delayed as well due to ongoing issues surrounding that really annoying Cyberpunk 2077 delay. This is by no means the only delay induced by the pushing back of Cyberpunk 2077. Grinding Gear Games announced that they were pushing back Path of Exile 3.13 and its related expansion late last week.