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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


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 dev confirms highly-requested inventory feature coming soon

Published: 25/Nov/2020 20:29 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:31

by Alan Bernal


The era of ‘red dots’ littered across Apex Legends’ menu tabs will finally come to an end after Respawn confirmed they’re implementing a ‘mark all as seen’ button to the game.

Apex’s bustling community is rejoicing after the developers indicated the long-awaited quality of life update that is scheduled for the next patch, if everything goes to plan.

While fans of the game have known for a while that the feature was pending, there hasn’t been much news of it since seeing it on Respawn’s Trello board a while ago. Since the conversation’s gone dark, it’s been a waiting game to see if the developers would follow-up on the organizational feature.

Well, an inquiring fan created a mock-up of what the ‘mark all as seen’ button could look like within the character-select screen. But fiction turned into reality once Respawn Senior Game Designer, Daniel Z. Klein, chimed into the discussion.

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The red dots on tabs have cursed the Apex Legends menu screen for a while.

“Could we get a ‘Mark all as seen’ button? Would be useful instead of going through all the menus to clear the icons,” user ‘TigerTankSniper’ suggested, before Klein was happy to oblige.

“Good news! That’s probably coming in the next patch! John Hodgson put that one in not too long ago,” Klein was happy to report. Hodgson is another Senior Game Designer at Respawn, who’s about to make a lot of the Apex fans really happy.

Since the launch of Apex Legends back in February 2019, there’s been a ton of content regularly injected into the battle royale. This stretches from Legends, weapon cosmetics, sky trails, holo sprays, voice lines, banners, and a lot more.

As much as the fans have loved adding troves of content to their personal libraries, every time something new gets added a small red dot appears to notify players of the change.

“I have an army of them because all the useless blue and white items I get, not really motivated enough to click on all them so now it just keeps growing bigger and bigger,” one person wrote.

The thing is, those little indicators can be persistent and a bit of a bother; hence, the quality of life update that’s coming into the game very soon.

But the community can let out a collective sigh of relief seeing as they shouldn’t be a problem in Apex Legends after the next update.