Yesterday might have been a boring old Monday for most of the world, but for the gaming community it was a very exciting day as it saw the launch of Titanfall‘s free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends.
The game, which was (unfortunately) leaked just a day before its “surprise” release, has been wowing both Titanfall fans, and those who’ve never played a game in the series before.
The CEO of the games’ company Respawn Entertainment took to Twitter to share just how successful the free-to-play title has been, saying it was played by more than one million unique users in just the first eight hours of launch.
I’m so overwhelmed right now, @PlayApex broke a million unique players in under 8 hours. ❤️❤️❤️
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 5, 2019
GOTY God Of War director, Cory Barlog, was quick to congratulate Respawn and its teams on the success, cheekily asking for some info on the company’s Star Wars game while at it…
Holy crap, Huzzah to you and the team, Vince!!! ❤️?
That is awesome! To celebrate maybe you can share some Star Wars stuff? ?
Just kidding, I can wait.
— Cory Barlog ??#CREATE (@corybarlog) February 5, 2019
The news gets even better, as Apex Legends has become the most-viewed game on Twitch, beating the free-to-play battle royale powerhouse that is Fortnite by a huge number. Maybe Epic Games need to watch out…?
Play Apex Legends Free Now – The Next Evolution of Battle Royale
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) February 4, 2019
Apex Legends has been incredibly well-received by the gaming community, with players branding it as “incredible.”
This is incredible. I started playing and didn’t stop until my kids “needed” to eat and “had to” have baths.
Now that that’s taken care of, I WANT BACK IN!
I’ll be playing all night. https://t.co/jqTp54gYDr
— Robert Bowling (@fourzerotwo) February 5, 2019
EA’s official Apex Legends site describes the game by saying: “Choose from a lineup of outlaws, soldiers, misfits, and misanthropes, each with their own set of skills. The Apex Games welcome all comers – survive long enough, and they call you a Legend.”
Have you played it yet?
Featured Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment