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Will Apex Legends be on PS5 and Xbox Series X?

What with all the hype surrounding the next-gen consoles going around, we thought we’d try and answer at least one burning question: “Will Apex Legends be on PS5 and Xbox Series X?” Read on to find out if there will be an Apex Legends PS5 and/or Apex Legends Xbox Series X release date. Find out below if EA and Respawn’s popular battle royale will make its way onto the next-gen consoles or not.

Is there an Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X release date?

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As of writing, Apex Legends has not been confirmed for either the PS5 or Xbox Series X. We do think the game will release on both the next-gen consoles, however. We can say this based on other similar games confirmed to be getting the next-gen treatment such as Fortnite and Destiny 2. An Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X release will likely happen, we’re just waiting for the official announcement.

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Back in January, we explained how EA had “plans for new platforms” in 2020 for Apex Legends. While this could be talking about a potential port to the Nintendo Switch or a mobile version of the game, we would be surprised if Apex Legends doesn’t release on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Back in May 2020 (thanks, Dexerto), too, Respawn filed for a job listing for someone to “push next-generation platforms and the PC to their limits on Apex.” This job listing all-but confirmed a next-gen release of Apex Legends.

It very much seems as though we are simply waiting for an official confirmation at this point. At the very least, though, both the Series X and PS5 are backward compatible. Apex Legends should work on both next-gen machines without any trouble. It’s time to wait and see if (see: when) EA confirms a next-gen release of Apex Legends. For now, we’ll have to make do with our pitiful current-gen.