Bringing Apex Legends to mobile platforms is an excellent way for EA to increase the game's user base.
Apex Legends' hit the ground running in the initial days of its launch, amassing over 50 million players within the first month of its release. However, the game has struggled to make any headway in recent weeks in terms of getting new players and keeping concurrent players.
The lack of new players and loss of concurrent players is mainly due to the game's inability to keep up with the constant stream of updates that Fortnite and PUBG receive. But all of that could change with EA confirming that the Titanfall-based battle royale is coming to mobile devices. While the EA or Respawn didn't provide any details about the platform, it's safe to assume that iOS and Android will make the cut.
Mobile players make up for a big chunk of the user base in other popular battle royales like Fortnite and PUBG. Bringing Apex Legends to mobile platforms is an excellent way for EA to increase the game's user base. While Apex Legends is still far off from Fortnite in terms of content, the gameplay is pretty solid. The tried and tested Titanfall formula stands up pretty well to scrutiny.
EA is also looking to bring the Apex Legends to China and is self-publishing the game in Korea. According to EA CEO Andrew Wilson; "The game offers an opportunity for us to build a direct connection with our players there, and we hope to be able to leverage this for other games."
Wilson also claimed that EA is already looking for potential ways to bring the battle royale to mobile platforms.
Apex Legends is freely available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Apex Legends is a long way from Fortnite's 200 million players or PUBG's 20 million active players, but introducing the game to Android and iOS platforms could give it a significant boost in user base.Apex Legends: All you need to know before jumping onto the battlefield