As modern-day smartphones continue to improve, mobile gaming is becoming more and more viable and many popular games often look to introduce a mobile edition of their title.
Some games which have made the leap to mobile early, such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, have seen massive success already and many fans are curious when Apex Legends will follow suit.
EA hinted at some of their plans for the popular battle royale game’s shift to mobile platforms during a conference call on May 7.
Although Apex Legends is currently available for all who game on PC, Xbox One and PS4, EA confirmed that they are intending on bringing Respawn Entertainment’s release to mobile.
The release of a mobile edition would open their reach to players who don’t own a device capable of running Apex Legends at the moment or for those who want the opportunity to play the game while they are on the go.
According to the company, almost 30% of Apex Legends players were entirely new to EA and their games, so releasing the game on more platforms should open them up to an even larger audience who may be interested in some of their other titles.
$EA Conference Call (Continued):— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) May 7, 2019
- Many players are trying games/series they've never played before due to the large library on Access/Origin.
- Use engagement seen inside the subscription service to decide which games to add to the service + greenlight new titles/genres/IP.
Although there is no official announcement on the mobile release just yet, it is likely that Apex Legends will be playable on iPhones and Android devices.
As Apex Legends is a technical game with a huge map, especially since the addition of the World’s Edge in Season 3, it is expected that some older versions of the mobile devices may not be included as of the release.
With Apple rumored to be ending support for the iPhone 6 and 6+ later this year, it’s a fair guess that the oldest iPhone that will run Apex Legends is probably the iPhone 7, but Respawn will announce a full list when it is released.
Currently, there is no word on when Apex Legends will release on mobile devices. While EA mentioned their intention to bring the game to the platform, they refrained from giving fans a timeline as to when that could take place.
In the conference call which the plans for mobile expansion were first discussed, EA executive, Blake Jorgensen, announced that the company would reveal the date after negotiations had been completed.
"We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile, and we will update you on timeframes when those negotiations are concluded," He explained.
Many expect that the possible release date for mobile will be revealed towards late 2019, but we’ll be sure to keep this post updated as more information becomes available.
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