After a small vacation data miner That1MiningGuy is back with some particularly interesting news about Apex Legends. In a Twitter post sent out on the morning of September 23rd, the data miner posted pictures of what seems to be code relating to cross-network play for Apex Legends. If this is indeed true we would see cross-play between Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
The data miner also goes on to say that the program Respawn is using for cross-play is called Nucleus and the program would also standardize between Player Identification.
I’m not 100% convinced we’ll see it soon, but did want to show that I found some handling for cross network play using something called Nucleus – also looks like they have a way to standardize the Player Identification across platforms? pic.twitter.com/MpIWgjkvFS
— That1MiningGuy (@That1MiningGuy) September 23, 2019
It is also worth noting that this is something that would not be introduced into the game for a while but as always game development can change. Cross-play would definitely be introducing a different aspect in the game however it may not be what the entire community may want. Of course with cross-play it allows players from all platforms to interact with each other in ways the gaming community has been wanting for a while now but that also does take the player and skill exclusivity away from your desired platform.
Again this seems to be in the works at EA & Respawn and may not be seen in-game for a while so hoping when it does come out we get to see who indeed is the better platform.