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Apex Legends Studio Respawn speaks out against ongoing dev harassment



In response to what is sadly becoming a regular occurrence these days, Respawn, the studio behind Apex Legends, has released an official statement regarding the harassment targeted at its developers.

You may recall that Sony’s Santa Monica studio made a very similar statement earlier in the year, when some “fans” took to social media to lash out at the people who were working on God of War Ragnarok. . With the live service, Apex Legends’ online multiplayer titles are loved, however, we imagine the vitriol is too consistent, which can’t be healthy for Respawn employees.

“We welcome community input, however, the line between constructive feedback and annoying our dev team cannot be crossed,” Respawn’s post reads. In fact, even if a studio makes a questionable decision regarding its game – a decision that may well warrant criticism – it cannot be forgotten that real people are affected by the feedback. And if that feedback turns into faulty annoyance, there’s no need to defend it — not when, at the end of the day, it’s just a video game.

Another studio that knows what to tackle with Respawn is Bungie. The Destiny developer offered support in the form of a response, writing: “Standing against toxicity and harassment requires us to work together to build healthy communities. We’re with you in that effort Respawn.”

It’s really a shame that we have to post news like this, but clearly, things need to change.


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