Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment. Apex Legends since its release has made quite a name for itself in the similar gaming sector, even though battle royale giants like Overwatch, Fortnite, and PUBG ruled the community with an iron grip. Within the first month of its launch, Apex Legends prooved its users that they have something different to offer than their peers. This helped them to make a name in the industry. Be it PC, or consoles like PS4 and Xbox the game is fairly popular on all the platforms.
The popular Battle Royale title is just launched its new Lost Treasure event yesterday. The event was announced at EA Play Live earlier last week, along with the upcoming support for Steam and Nintendo Switch later in 2020.
As if that were not enough Apex Legends is now getting ready to set its foot in mobile devices, confirmed by EA's CEO Andrew Wilson. Apex Legends has started prepping for their appearance on Android and iOS devices, which could be big for the game.
There have been rumors of Apex Legends' developer Respawn working on a mobile version of the fast-paced action-packed game. Even EA has confirmed its interest in the mobile community earlier this year. And yesterday, during their inverter chat session, Wilson, EA's CEO revealed a timeline for the rollout of Apex Legend Mobile. According to rumors, Respawn is still working on a mobile port for the game, so that game can support cross-play which the company has been aiming to achieve by the end of this year.
In the leaked video, you can see Wilson talk about Apex Legends’ mobile launch by saying, “We have talked about having Apex Legends in the beta period by the end of the year.” This means that the team is already working on the mobile port and we can expect it to land with or after a few months of the Switch version.
Respawn is expected to launch the beta version of the game on mobile, both on Android and iOS, globally by the end of 2020. The official version can be launched as early as Q1 2021. The game is already set to undergo a lot of changes with the biggest feature be cross-platform gaming. PC players now can have a go with their PS4 and Xbox counterparts and vice-versa.
After witnessing the setback faced by Fortnite in their cross-play feature due to lack of skills in mobile players or the lack of aiming facility in mobiles in comparison to the PC or console players, it will be interesting how Respawn will handle these issues and overcome these shortcomings in Apex Legends Mobile.
The major aim set by the company is to join the ranks of popular battle royale game mobile ports, including PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, and Fortnite. It will be interesting to see how Respawn brings the same responsiveness and fast-paced action to mobile this year and will they be able to garner the attention of the users like they did with the PC and console versions.