Apex Legends may go mobile to battle Fortnite

Noel Cummings
February 8, 2019

Respawn's cross-platform ambitions for Apex Legends were confirmed by EA CEO Andrew Wilson.

After a hard 2018 characterised by sluggish sales and further loss of ground to multiplayer juggernaut 'Fortnite', EA has taken another huge hit after newly released earnings figures of $262 million for Q3 2018 showed that the company missed its $1.38 billion revenue target for 2018 by some way.

Following the swift announcement and release of Apex Legends, many fans of Respawn Entertainment were disappointed that the studio isn't making Titanfall 3.

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Apex Legends is already standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Fortnite and PUBG for concurrent players, but the EA chief believes that there's something unique about Battlefield that will allow its own battle royale experience to also flourish. More to come on that in the months ahead.

Don't forget, Apex Legends is set in the Titanfall universe, so anything's possible. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance.

"As I said earlier, we are looking at how to take the game to mobile and cross-play over time, and I also expect that this game will have tremendous value in Asia, and we're in conversations about that", said Wilson. The company was most disappointed in the low Battlefield V sales, as well as its mobile-gaming revenue. This seems to contrast EA's recent earnings report, which states that the studio will deliver another premium Titanfall game by the end of the year.

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Zampella dropped the news on Twitter, although he didn't reveal any information on the game.

"What we have seen is that the community who plays these types of games is hundreds of millions of people strong", Wilson explained during EA's Q3 Investors call. Will you still play it even if it doesn't have walljumping and titans?

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