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Apex Legends is coming to mobile to challenge PUBG Mobile

Apex Legends hit the major milestone of 70 million registered players on October 30. This transformed it into EA’s flagship gaming title. The Games is targeting to extend it onto more next-gen platforms from Sony and Microsoft, namely the Playstation 5 and Project Scarlett. Currently, Apex Legends is ready for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 only.

Considered to be the fastest-growing franchise, Apex Legends‘ publisher EA Games revealed the next-gen plans. The highlight of the revelation was the soon to launch, battle royale title on “hand-held” mobile platforms.

After the massive success of PUBG Mobile, rumours of Apex Legends heading to mobile were doing rounds on the internet. Finally, EA Games has decided to take the balloon to mobile platforms. No time frame has yet been disclosed by EA on the mobile version of the game. But during EA’s Q2 2020 earnings call, the company’s CEO Andrew Wilson had shared the fiscal year of 2021 as the year of mobile.

“With the Apex Legends community now growing pass 70 million players, we’re focused on expanding to mobile new platforms and new geographies, as well as launching and Apex competitive gaming program that we’ll share details on soon”

EA Games CEO Andrew Wilson

EA’s fiscal year of 2021 will start from October 1, 2020, and will last until September 30, 2021. The fans have to wait at least for a year to play Apex Legends on handheld devices.

EA Games will also focus on Apex Legends’ longevity keeping in mind the next year launches of PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Project Scarlett. 

“Our pipeline of future content is packed with really fun experiences that will be delivered through upcoming seasons and a regular cadence of updates for the community,” said Wilson

The next two years plans include expanding its player base to more countries. It is targeting to acquire Chian market which promises more than one billion potential new players. But the plans for cross-play support in future for Apex Legends was not touched upon, even after EA starts planning the expansion of the title to new platforms.

The contemporary battle royale title made a surprise entry on February 4, 2019. But what was shocking was the pace at which it gathered steam as a major competitor against veteran titles like Fortnite Battle Royale and PUBG.

Written by Rashmi


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