Following in the footsteps of its older brothers PUBG and Fortnite, Respawn Entertainment’s mammoth success that is Apex Legends will be heading to mobile.
In EA’s quarterly earnings report [via TechRadar], the company confirmed it’s planning on bringing the title to the small-small screen. The title will also finally be launched in China and South Korea.
EA’s CFO Blake Jorgenson said: “We’re in advanced negotiations to China [and South Korea] and mobile.”
No specific details about the planned mobile launch were revealed, but we’re expecting it’ll be available on iOS and Android eventually, though iOS users often get these games before Android users (looking at you, Fortnite and Epic Games).
According to new information disclosed during the report, a whopping 30% of Apex Legend’s current playerbase has never before played an EA title, meaning there could be a whole new demand for EA games both old and new.
(How there are people out there that haven’t played an EA game is completely baffling. Not even The Sims?!)
It’s not too surprising to see Apex and Respawn planning the jump to mobile. Mobile gaming has become more and more popular, even for games like the fast-paced battle royale behemoth.
What will be interesting to see is how Respawn plans to launch a fully-working and bug-free Apex Legends on mobile. Right now, the PC and console versions of the game have had players up in arms with server issues and connectivity problems.
Hopefully Respawn Entertainment will get a fix in place for the existing fans before taking Apex Legends to mobile!
Apex launched in February this year to staggering numbers of players. More than 20 million people jumped into the battle royale game in its first week, and though numbers have since dwindled, it’s definitely still a fan-favourite title.
Are you excited to play Apex Legends on the go?
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