Apex Legends PS5 and Xbox Series X versions rated in Europe and America

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Update: New-gen versions of Apex Legends have been rated for release in America, Europe, and Taiwan.

As per the two tweets from Gematsu just below, a PS5 and Xbox Series X version of Apex Legends was rated earlier today. Additionally, the ESRB just rated the PS5 version of Apex Legends for North America, seemingly pointing to an imminent launch for both new-gen versions of Respawn's battle royale shooter. We've seen the PS5 version of Apex Legends pop up on a PSN database previously, but this is a much more public-facing hint to the new-gen versions of the game.

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Original: A PS5 version of Apex Legends has been spotted in the wild.

Earlier today, the tweet below surfaced from @PlayStationSize on Twitter, an account that trawls the PlayStation Network database looking for new entries. According to the account, a native PS5 version of Apex Legends has just been added to the PSN database, indicating that Respawn's battle royale shooter may be getting an imminent upgrade.

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Right now, Apex Legends only supports PS4/Xbox One versions, and runs both on PS5/Xbox Series X|S through backwards compatibility. Because of this, the shooter runs at a stable 60 frames per second on all console platforms, and doesn't offer any new-gen bonuses like adaptive triggers or haptic feedback for the PS5's DualSense controller, for example.

Apex Legends could take a similar path to Call of Duty: Warzone. Activision's battle royale game has always maintained a stable 60FPS across all platforms, but PS5 players were treated to a nice 120FPS boost last year in June, despite the fact that a new-gen version of the game isn't officially out yet, and Warzone is still running in backwards compatible mode on the PS5.

Nonetheless, this is great news for Apex Legends players on PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles. While the new listing was only for the PS5 console, it's seems unlikely that Respawn would put out an upgrade for PS5 players, and ignore Xbox consoles entirely.

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Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.