Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends is one of the big games of the year, and at GDC 2020 in March the team will share a rare look at how it went from a Titanfall 2 battle royale mode to a hugely popular standalone game.
In a special Design track talk titled "Becoming a Living Legend: An 'Apex Legends' Postmortem" senior game designer Carlos Pineda will go through the development of Apex Legends and explore how Respawn identifies opportunities, both from a product design and a game design standpoint.
This promises to be an informative and practical session, especially for anyone seeking insight on Respawn's development process and how to identify opportunities for innovation within a genre, as well as how introspection can be used to identify and combat a team's blind spots.
Next year GDC 2020 runs from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th. This will be the 34th edition of GDC, and now that registration is officially open, you'll want to take a look at the (ever-growing) session schedule and your GDC pass options -- register early to get the best price!