At present EA launched its quarterly earnings, and unsurprisingly Apex Legends was an enormous hit. In keeping with EA, the Respawn-developed battle royale recreation is “simply the fastest-growing franchise we’ve ever had.” What may be stunning, although, is that EA mentioned it’s trying to carry the sport from PC and console to cell platforms. “We’re in superior negotiations to carry Apex Legends to China and to cell,” the corporate mentioned throughout in the present day’s name.
Sadly, that’s all the data we have now proper now. However clearly EA is trying to preserve tempo with Apex’s greatest rivals, Fortnite and PUBG. Each of these video games can be found on cell, although they make the most of completely different methods. Fortnite is actually the very same expertise throughout all platforms, together with cell, whereas PUBG has a separate model known as PUBG Cellular. Each video games are huge hits; as of final December, the cell model of PUBG had as many gamers as all of Fortnite, at round 200 million.
There’s no phrase on when this may occur for Apex, nor what type the cell iteration will take. However it seems that EA is attempting laborious to maintain the sport’s early momentum going. “We’re vastly enthusiastic about the way forward for Apex Legends,” the corporate mentioned in the present day.
Final month Respawn mentioned that it deliberate to maintain updating the sport with seasonal updates, “with a deal with high quality of content material over novelty or velocity of launch.” This adopted reviews of crunch and excessive extra time at Fortnite developer Epic, which updates at an extremely quick fee. “We wish to keep our tradition as a growth group and keep away from crunch that may shortly result in burnout or worse,” Apex government producer Drew McCoy mentioned on the time.