Released back in February, Apex Legends is currently one of the biggest battle royale titles in the world. The game absolutely surprised everyone after it attracted 25 million players in its first week. And that number increased to 50 million players after its first month. Respawn and EA released the game without any prior announcement because they wanted players to test the game for themselves instead of relying on advertisements. And now, EA’s CEO has recently revealed some future plans for their battle royale game.
EA’s CEO Talks About the Mobile Version
During EA’s recent earnings call, the company’s CEO Andrew Wilson decided to talk about some important things regarding Apex Legends. He talked about how they are working on improving the game, and their plans to bring it to new platforms. At first, Wilson claimed that Apex is a major long-term franchise for EA. Since the game’s launch, they have been slowly expanding the team behind it in order to provide regular content and updates.
While talking about new platforms, Wilson said that they are planning to bring Apex Legends to mobile, new platforms, and new geographies. With Apex Legends now having more than 70 million players, they want to further expand the game in order to further increase the player base. Other popular battle royale titles such as PUBG and Fortnite are already available on mobile. We all know how successful the mobile version of PUBG is, as it is currently the top played game on the said platform.
When Will the Mobile Version Arrive?
Other than the CEO, the company’s CFO and COO Blake Jorgensen also talked about the mobile version of the game and told fans when they can expect to see it. According to him, the company is planning to release the game on new platforms, geographies, and on mobile in the 2021 fiscal year. This means that the mobile version will most likely arrive during or October 2020. This is because the fiscal year begins starting on October 1, 2020.
What To Expect From It?
Bringing the game to mobile is going to be really beneficial for EA. Just recently, Activision also launched the mobile version of Call of Duty. Once the game arrives on mobile, EA can expect to see an increase in the game’s popularity as well as its player count. At the moment, we don’t know exactly what the mobile version will feature, but it will be most likely the same as the PC and console version. The most important thing will be whether it supports cross-platform play or not.
Apex Legends is currently available to download for free on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is currently on its third season that went live a few weeks ago. Respawn introduces a new season after a few months through which they add new content to the game. The latest one entirely changed the game as it replaced the old map with a new one.