EA Announces Apex Legends Will Be Released For Smartphones Later This Year
Renowned video game company EA surprised the world by launching Apex Legends; a battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment in the month of February. The game was originally launched for Personal Computers (PCs) and major gaming consoles including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4/4 Pro. The game primarily competes with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite which are two very popular titles in the battle royale genre. While both the aforementioned games have been available on Android and iOS OS since last year, it was expected EA will also make Apex Legends available on the said platforms soon. Now, in the quarterly earnings announcement from the company, it has been revealed the game will soon be launched for mobile platforms as well.
Apex Legends Mobile
In the quarterly earnings report for EA, the publisher announced it is looking forward to bringing the Respawn developed game, Apex Legends to mobile platforms to countries like South Korea and China. While the specific details about which mobile platforms will be supported have not been revealed, it is reported the title will be available across the two most popular mobile operating systems, Android and iOS. Noteworthy, both the aforementioned OS run on more than 90 percent of the smartphones and tablets globally. Reports also state the upcoming mobile version will essentially be the same as the version already available on PC and gaming consoles. However, the non-mobile versions are graphically intensive which may be toned down to reduce the size of the game for portable devices.
Apex Legends since its launch on the 4th of February earlier this year has seen unprecedented success. The game acquired more than 25 million players within a span of one week of release, which set a new record. Apex Legends is based on the Titanfall universe, which is a popular game series by Respawn Entertainment. Unfortunately, neither EA or Respawn have provided a launch date for the upcoming Apex Legends Mobile, but it is believed the company will launch it soon, to keep the early momentum of the title’s success going.