EA seeks to bring massive hit ‘Apex Legends’ to mobile
The massively popular battle royale title “Apex Legends” could soon land on iPhone, according to the game’s publisher Electronic Arts.
Taking into consideration how popular Apex Legends has been for EA — it is their fastest growing franchise to date — it is no surprise that the company is working on bringing it to mobile platforms as well, reports The Verge.
Apex Legends is a battle royale style game in the same vein as Fortnite and PUBG, but is currently limited to consoles and PC.
EA said it is in advanced negotiations to bring the game not only to mobile, but China as well. The gaming giant didn’t name drop iOS or iPhone specifically, but Apple’s massive mobile footprint usually guarantees large titles will debut on the App Store.
Beyond the tidbit aired in the conference call, little is known about EA’s plans at this point, least of all a timeline. Respawn — Apex Legends’ developer — says it plans to continue to update the game with fresh, seasonal content, putting a premium on quality rather than quantity.
Battle royale games generally consist of a large multi-player map where each player attempts to eliminate all other opponents. Outfits, weapons and other customizations are continually brought to such titles through updates, often with tie-ins to the seasons or major holidays.
News of EA’s plans for Apex Legends arrives as Apple prepares a first-party gaming service dubbed Apple Arcade. Previewed in March, Apple Arcade will debut in over 150 countries this fall with exclusive games from the likes of Sega, Devolver, Disney and more.