Respawn Entertainment, the creator of EA's battle royale game Apex Legends, has announced it will be launching the cross-play beta next week. Game director Chad Grenier made this announcement over on the official EA blog.

Since the launch of Apex Legends, cross-play has been one of the most requested features from our players who want the ability to play with their friends on other platforms. During the cross-play beta, players will have full access to cross-play functionality while we collect data, test the feature at scale, and most importantly, listen to you, the fans, for feedback.

Crossplay is enabled by default in-game and will allow players across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC to play together. In saying this, you'll only be able to join PC players if you party up with a friend on this platform.

all console players will play together, and PC players will continue to play only with other PC players. We want to ensure that keyboard and mouse PC players are not being matched against console players, for reasons that should be obvious.

If, however, an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 player and PC player party up together, they will be put into PC matches. This ensures that the console games don’t have PC players in them, but still allows for the console player to play with their PC friend if they opt-in.

You can read all about the finer details over on the official blog. This beta will launch alongside the Aftermarket Collection event.

Will you be dropping in with your friends on other platforms? Have you even played this battle royale before? Tell us down below.

[source ea.com]