Apex Legends is coming to mobile

Apex Legends is coming to mobile
Respawn's wildly successful battle royale shooter, Apex Legends, is likely getting a mobile version, EA revealed in its quarterly earnings report. Unsurprisingly, the game was a huge hit and turned into "the fastest-growing franchise we’ve ever had," the report says.

During today's call, the publisher said that it has entered "advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile," The Verge reports. This is a strategy that both PUBG and Fortnite—Apex Legends' biggest competitors in the battle royale genre—followed to great results, so it's no wonder that EA is looking to replicate their success and keep Apex's momentum going.

Fortnite's approach is unique, however, as it is essentially the exact same game across mobile devices, consoles, and PC, which allows for seamless cross-platform play, while PUBG's mobile outing is a separate entity that's limited to smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, it is yet unclear which approach EA is planning to take with the mobile version of Apex Legends, or when the game is going to release. Seeing as how the publisher has entered an advanced stage of negotiations to port the title to mobile devices, we might see something by the end of this year, though it depends entirely on how scalable the experience is going to be.

Respawn Entertainment, the game's developer, further added that it is committed to "updating the game with seasonal updates, with a focus on quality of content over novelty or speed of release." This seems to be in an attempt to address complaints that the game is not getting enough new updates.

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4 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Have to admit, pretty obsessed with this lately, it's not really that great but been playing it on PC and Xbox like nuts. I don't play games on mobile at all but Apex, now I'd play that. Perhaps it is time I start saving up for one of those gaming phones. Hopefully someone makes a proper controller attachment for them, one with dual analog sticks.

4. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1079; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

For a Battle Royale game to just come in and take a huge chunk of player base from Fortnite, PUBG, and Blackout is an incredible feat. I think what helped promote the game is it was leaked as a BR from the creators of Titanfall, which happened to be part of the team responsible for COD4: Modern Warfare. As well as the fact it wasn't promoted as an EA title even though it is, since EA has given itself a bad name in gaming because they take micro transactions and paywalls to the extreme. The reason I opt for Apex over the other as of late is the features they introduced such as the in depth pinging system and respawn capabilities, both of which FN half heartedly tried implementing. The faster paced gameplay is also a perk because PUBG rounds can easily exceed 20 minutes because of the map size and slow zones. As for mobile, in order for it to work, it would have to support BT controllers out of the gate, which gives anyone with a Playstation DS4 or BT compatible Xbox One controller the capabilities to play

2. LEEDAQ

Posts: 188; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

holy fkkkkkkkkkkkkk

3. Jrod99

Posts: 757; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Apex made me regret 60 bucks for Blackops.

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