As Apex Legends continues to go from strength to strength, District 9 creator and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp has expressed a desire to see his other creation Chappie enter the battle royale.
For those that don’t know, Chappie is a robot gangster from the 2015 film of the same name. If you’ve seen it, you probably loved it. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it. It’s awesome.
What with Chappie already bearing some kind of resemblance to Apex Legend’s robot character Pathfinder, a lot of fans have been asking about the possibility of a Chappie skin for it.
Blomkamp said he’d very much be down for something like that, and Respawn boss Vince Zampella swiftly took to Twitter to confirm that Respawn would also be behind it.
So…. I guess that’s pretty much all the permission Respawn need to get Chappie in the game? I’m not entirely sure how these things work, but if both studio and creator are okay with it, I can’t imagine there are many more hurdles to overcome in making it a reality.
There’s also the fact that Blomkamp recently worked with publisher EA on a stunning Anthem short, so he’s clearly on good terms with the company who makes all the big decisions regarding Apex Legends.
I am also down.
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 16, 2019
In other Apex Legends news, a number of intriguing new possibilities were uncovered by a dataminer, including potential six, 12, and 24 man modes, and the tantalising tease of Titanfall Titans coming to the game at some point.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.