In a quarterly earnings report, EA has said that it wants to bring Apex Legends to mobile, which according to them is “easily the fastest growing franchise we’ve ever had.” The Respawn developed battle royale game has taken by storm since its release in February of this year, with it hitting 50 million players in the first month of launch.
Apex Legends is currently on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while EA says that it is looking to bring it from these consoles to the mobile platforms.
On February 4, we surprised the world with Apex Legends, an all-new free-to-play battle royale game from Respawn. The creativity, innovation, and fun of this game set it apart immediately, and the fluid gameplay mechanics delivered a core experience with the excitement and competition that players around the world had been craving.
We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile, and we will update you on time frames when those negotiations are concluded. We are self-publishing Apex Legends in Korea. The game offers an opportunity for us to build a direct connection with our players there, and we hope to be able to leverage this for other games.
Unfortunately, this is all that EA has to say about the matter. But it seems clear that EA is looking forward in putting the idea in motion, and to keep up with its biggest competitors, PUBG and Fortnite. Both of these games are available on mobile platforms as well and utilize different strategies.
While Fortnite has the exact same experience on the Mobile, PUBG has a separate version called PUBG Mobile. Both games have been a massive hit on mobile devices, while PUBG Mobile hit 200 million players worldwide.
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