With the success of PUBG on mobile devices, having millions of more daily active players than its desktop counterpart, Respawn Entertainment is now looking to get in on the action. Just days ago, they announced that Apex Legends, their extremely popular Battle Royale would be coming to the Nintendo Switch with crossplay with all other console versions of the game! Now, the game is coming to Android and iOS via a soft launch before the end of the year!
Over the past year, we’ve seen PUBG and Call of Duty be extremely inventive with how they implement touch controls on the mobile ports of their games. It’s clear that while touch controls are not a replacement for controller support, they’re being adapted more and more to become sufficient for even competitive play!
Electronic Arts, the game’s publisher is in advanced talks to bring the game to mobile and to bring it to China and Korea. They say that the game offers them an opportunity to build a direct connect with their players in those countries. With a Metacritic score of 89 and an extremely high net promoter score, they say engagement is strong and they have big plans for the game’s universe and future.
Apex Legends takes place in the same story universe as Titanfall which itself is immensely popular. Fun fact – there are no Titans in the game because they added severe imbalance to the game’s lore and gameplay. Titanfall’s release was initially squished between the release of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare and the newest Battlefield game at the time and missed its opportunity to rake in sales, so it’s looking to receive a new life on Steam since it was announced this week during the Summer Games Fest that it would be headed to Steam. EA is clearly going for the throat here with their releases and trying to get as many eyes on them as possible. Bringing Apex to mobile is definitely a good way of doing so and we’re incredibly excited to see it sitting in our Google Play Games app for the holiday!
The game is about to launch its fifth season, which is called Fortune’s Favor. Mobile players who get their hands on the game first will be able to play all of the latest content, but may miss out on the special event skins and items unless they do something about it first. It remains to be seen if cross-play will be enabled for the mobile version of the game, but two things are for certain – if it launches with controller support and works on our Chromebooks, we’ll be very pleased! Are you looking forward to Apex Legends on mobile? Let us know in the comments below!