Respawn Entertainment has penned a lengthy mea culpa on Reddit, admitting that it broke its guarantee by adding punishing and high priced loot box mechanics to Apex Legends‘ Iron Crown occasion.
The Iron Crown occasion went reside earlier this week, bringing with it a quantity of cool new skins that had been locked behind the controversial technique. The resulting backlash was swift, and so was Respawn’s course correction.
“At launch we produced a guarantee to players that we intend to do monetization in a way that felt fair and offered decision to players on how they spent their dollars and time,” the developer wrote on Reddit. “A core choice through improvement of Apex Legends was that we wanted to make a globe class battle royale game – in top quality, depth, progression, and critical for today’s conversation – how we sell stuff. With the Iron Crown occasion we missed the mark when we broke our guarantee by producing Apex Packs the only way to get what quite a few take into consideration to be the coolest skins we’ve released.”
Respawn outlined its subsequent actions as follows:
- Beginning on eight/20, we’ll be adding and rotating all twelve of the occasion-exclusive Legendary things into the retailer more than the course of the final week of the occasion for the common Legendary skin expense of 1,800 Apex Coins. You will nonetheless be capable to acquire Iron Crown Apex Packs for 700 Apex Coins if you decide on. The retailer schedule for the week will be as follows:
Respawn concluded its mea culpa by promising that it’ll do much better and acknowledging that its communication requirements to be far more transparent.
For far more on Apex Legends, verify out our earlier coverage.