An Electronic Arts (EA) conference call on Tuesday revealed that the publisher is currently working towards bringing Apex Legends to mobile platforms. The decision formed part of a larger plan to widen the reach of the battle-royale game by introducing it to new markets, which along with mobile, included releasing it in countries it is currently not available in, such as China.
The conference call did not provide a date for when players can expect to see the game on mobile. Rather, spokespersons from the publisher only stated that it is “working aggressively to bring the game to more players, in more markets and platforms around the world.” Overall, the publisher seems to be trying to capitalise on the success of its new battle-royale title.
Bring the game to mobile would seem like a natural step in its lifecycle. Both Epic Games and Tencent Games moved towards developing a mobile version of their popular battle-royale titles, Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, following their widespread success. How true to the original the mobile version of the game will be remains to be seen.
Apex Legends burst onto the free-to-play battle-royale scene earlier this year, with many declaring the title to be a challenger to Fortnite’s dominance in the space. Although the game gained much popularity among fans of the genre when it was first released, analysts have suggested that the game has seen somewhat of a rough decline in both viewership and players over it’s three-month existence. Some have suggested that this may be developer Respawn’s inability to keep up with Epic Games in terms of releasing new content for the title.
When exactly Apex Legends will appear on mobile remains to be seen. For the time being, players can regale themselves with playing loads of other battle-royale titles available on the platform, along with the PC and console version of the game.
Apex Legends is available now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.