EA wants to bring Apex Legends to mobile

Executives from EA (Electronic Arts) have implied they’d like to bring their battle royale Apex Legends to mobile devices, mimicking the success of its competitors, Fortnite and PUBG. It might be a path to success, but mobile is no longer the untapped market it used to be, given the aforementioned battles royale got there first.

During this week’s quarterly earnings call, EA revealed it was in “advanced negotiations” to bring Apex Legends to mobile and China, says Polygon, meaning it’s highly likely we’ll see the Titanfall-based battle royale in both places shortly.

It’s making the leap to mobile much faster than its competition, meaning in months instead of years.

Fortnite is essentially the exact same experience across all platforms, including mobile, while PUBG has a separate version called PUBG Mobile. Both games are massive hits; as of last December, the mobile version of PUBG had as many players as all of Fortnite, at around 200 million.

Last month Respawn said that it planned to keep updating the game with seasonal updates, “with a focus on quality of content over novelty or speed of release”.

This followed reports of crunch and extreme overtime at Fortnite developer Epic, which updates at an incredibly fast rate. “We want to maintain our culture as a development team and avoid crunch that can quickly lead to burnout or worse”, Apex executive producer Drew McCoy said at the time.

Would look like…?

As for what mobile Apex would look like, it might be difficult for certain mechanics, such as the complex ping system to translate to mobile. It’d face the same problem as the game did in its PC launch – it’ll have to differentiate itself enough from Fortnite and PUBG to attract an interested audience.

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