A mobile version of Apex Legends is on the way


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During Electronic Arts’ earnings report, CEO Andrew Wilson said that a mobile version of Apex Legends is being developed. This isn’t too surprising, given the incredible success that both Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have experienced on the platform. In less than a month after it initially launched on iOS, Fortnite reportedly made $15 million through in-app purchases.

While still immensely popular, Apex Legends’ Twitch stream views were down 75 percent at the end of last month. Some analysts believed this might affect EA stock, but a solid fourth fiscal quarter that beat expectations, combined with a positive outlook, saw shares rise 6 percent in after-hours trading.

In addition to announcing its mobile plans, Wilson said EA was in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China. EA will also publish the game itself in South Korea via its Origin service.

While Wilson didn’t offer an update on the 50 million players figure, he did say that 30 percent of them are new to EA’s games. The company said it would be focused on delivering new content across a “long term service,” which includes new Legends.

As for EA’s other big recent game, Anthem, the company said its launch was disappointing. Anthem was expected to sell 5 million to 6 million copies, but it’s estimated that the actual figure was a couple of million lower than that target.

Wilson never revealed when we might see Apex Legends on mobile, but expect it sooner rather than later.

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Can some reasonable human being explain why this is even allowed? Their current game isn't even fixed. The servers take a massive dump on themselves consistently etc. but for some reason they're allowed to make a mobile game with a ton of micro transactions in order to make up for the lost investment known as apex legends on pc and console.

I play this game every day. It's fun as long as your team isn't terrible. There isn't any other fast paced shooter out right now that's quite like this yet all they're doing is ruining it. All of these resources going to the mobile version could be going to the pc version etc instead where they can concentrate on new maps, new champions, new weapons, bug fixes etc. But nah, lets make a mobile apex legends instead.

EA needs to be erased already. Any game ran under them literally goes into and through the ground. EA hasn't made a worthwhile game since NBA Street Vol. 2.