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EA reveals when Apex Legends is coming to mobile and next-gen

Published: 31/Oct/2019 1:32 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 10:09

by Isaac McIntyre

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Apex Legends publisher Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Now, following EA’s confirmation, they would be putting Apex front-and-center as a “core” franchise for the company, the developers have also unveiled more details about the future of the game, including more details for the mobile launch, and plans for a next-gen release.

EA chief executive Andrew Wilson went into details about the company would be capitalizing on the title’s explosive success — the game hit the major milestone of 70 million players on October 30 — and promised the mobile version would be available in the 2021 fiscal year.


Considering the 2021 fiscal year begins on October 1, 2020, it seems like the game’s handheld version could be just a year away, with the longest wait stretching to just September 30, 2021.

Respawn EntertainmentApex Legends players could be gaming on-the-go as soon as October next year.

It wasn’t just mobile plans that EA touched on in their October 30 conference call. The company also revealed that Apex’s longevity would be secured for the foreseeable future as they begin plans to carry the FPS title to PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Project Scarlett.

“Apex Legends is a major long-term franchise for us, and since launch, we’ve significantly expanded the team working on the game and it continues to grow,” he said during EA’s Q2 2020 earnings call on October 29.

“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.


“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.”

Wilson also confirmed that new countries would be able to play the game as they moved into expansion in 2020 and 2021, including more than one billion potential new players in China.

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn and EA have revealed big plans for Apex Legends for the next few years.

While the raft of new announcements will see more and more consoles and platforms entering into Apex’s wheelhouse, there has not yet been any confirmation either way on EA’s plan to introduce cross-play capabilities to the now-flagship franchise.

Regardless, it looks like there could be plenty more new players dropping into World’s Edge for the very first time come the 2021 fiscal year and, for now, it seems like EA is going all-in on building up Apex to stand alongside massive series like FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield.

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Apex Legends actor reveals Bloodhound’s voice pre-edit

Published: 4/Dec/2020 14:26 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 14:27

by Ava Thompson-Powell

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With the recent arrival of Season 7, Apex Legends fans are jumping into Olympus with all of their favorite Legends. One voice actor of the non-binary Bloodhound recently shared what they sound like prior to vocal edits.

Arriving alongside the launch of Apex Legends back in 2019, Bloodhound was one of the first Legends available for players to utilize in matches. Billed as a legendary hunter, this Technological Tracker is the first non-binary character in the hit battle royale.

As the Apex seasons have progressed, the character has become increasingly powerful and seen their popularity grown.

So, in a peek behind the scenes, the voice actor behind Bloodhound has revealed how they sound before Respawn adds a few tweaks to make it sound as it does now.

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Bloodhound is, quite simply, one of Apex’s most popular legends.

The voice behind the mask

In a recent post to their TikTok account, voice actor Allegra Clark shared a clip of what the voice lines she records sound like prior to editing.

Stating that “what I do is only part of the vocal performance,” Clark details that a cool gas-mask vocal effect also pitches down her voice about two steps.

While the direction Allegra was originally given was that of an “androgynous, badass place,” she then goes on to share what Bloodhound’s iconic voice sounds like pre-editing. With a stark contrast to her regular voice, Clark’s vocal modulation and Icelandic/Old Norse accent instantly show off that recognizable cadence they have with their iconic lines.

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In b4 people tell me I haven’t been #bloodhound since records started in 2018. #bloodhoundapexlegends #apexlegends #voiceactor #voiceover #voiceacting

♬ original sound – Allegra Clark

The fans react

Shared on Reddit by IIIlandist, fans have been reacting to the non-binary character’s lines being heard without the filter.

One commenter stated: “when she said Mozambique here I felt that,” with another adding, “when she said Mozambique here I died.” Fans of the character were excited to hear how their vocal performance came about and seeing the effort of production that goes into creating the Legend.

It’s incredibly interesting seeing behind the scenes information regarding voice work and the like. This clip shared by Clark is no exception.