EA announced this week that Apex Legends, which came out on February 4 has more than 25 million players and had "well over 2 million concurrent players at our peak" in its first weekend. But that could soon change.
During EA's recent earnings calls, EA Games chief Andrew Wilson indicated that the company is exploring the opportunity of porting the game for mobile and also introducing cross-play in the future.
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EA is hoping to reproduce the success of Epic Games" "Fortnite", whose blending of "The Hunger Games" and "Minecraft' has been a global hit with teenagers and older gamers over the past two years. Each character adds exciting new ways to approach a match with a different level of strategy mixed in. In 2018, Fortnite pulled in a whopping $385 million on iOS alone.
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Firstly, there's the problems with Fortnite. Like Fortnite, Apex Legends is free to download and is designed as a last-man-standing "battle royale" title. You may have something to look forward to once the initial rush is over, especially if hints of solo and duo modes prove accurate.
"During the call, he said: ".we think that cross-play and cross-progress is going to be a very important part of our future, and you should anticipate that we will be doing more in that space.We absolutely are looking at that in the context of Apex, and we'll be looking at that across our portfolio over time, and we think about franchises with tremendously large communities like Federation Internationale de Football Association and think that they would absolutely benefit from cross-play and cross-progress as more and more people come into these big communities".