For the global game publisher and developer Electronic Arts our team created the animation short film in „Apex Legends” universe titled „The Old Ways”. This is the second – after “Voidwalker” – episode of Stories from the Outlands series made by Platige.
The animation took more than half year to create, with our artists overseeing all production stages, including shooting boards, character animation and camera work, as well as the production and direction of the episode.
“I am glad that we were able to create a team for this multi-layer and challenging project in a such a short period of time. Even the fact that we had been working remotely while putting finishing touches to “The Old Ways” had absolutely no impact on the quality of the product. I would like to thank our whole team for their dedication and self-sacrifice to this project.” – Cezary Albiński, VFX Supervisor
Co-created by Platige Image, the animated series “Apex Legends. Stories from the Outlands” is a natural complement to the Apex Legends, set to provide more insight to the storyline of the game. Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, the battle royal game attracted more than 50 million players in its first month of operation.
“This project was a great opportunity for us to work with many excellent artists from all over the world, both in the field of art and technology” – Paulina Machalica, Animation Producer
The door for the cooperation with EA was opened by “Paths of Hate” and “Fish Night”, both directed by our director, Damian Nenow. He had also directed “Voidwalker” – the first episode of the Apex Legends series made by Platige – and co-created “The Old Ways”.
“The Apex Legends short film “The Old Ways” was a great collaboration between Electronic Arts and Platige Image. As the writer, I appreciated the cinematic craftsmanship that Platige’s team brought to the story from the very first boardomatic. I also couldn’t have asked for a better co-director than Bartek Kik. The result is a beautiful and ownable style that our fans have praised. The lifeblood of Apex Legends is our characters and we’re grateful to Platige Image for stewarding their stories so faithfully.” – Neel Upadhye, writer/co-director at Respawn Entertainment.
Every debut-episode of “Stories from the Outlands” is a great event for all Apex Legends fans. On its first day on YouTube, “The Old Ways” got 3 million views and a great number of positive comments.