2019’s battle royale game Apex Legends has been a big hit for EA. In its first month available, the game broke free-to-play records for raking in cash on video games consoles and Windows.
Now the popular game could be on its way to iOS, too. In doing so, it would follow in the established big money footsteps laid out by the likes of Fortnite and PUBG.
EA revealed its plans as part of its quarterly earnings. The company described Apex Legends as, “easily the fastest-growing franchise we’ve ever had.” It then noted that, “We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile.”
There’s no more information about the form that this mobile port will take. However, it would seem likely that fans should expect a version that is very close to its console and PC sibling. At least, that’s based on the success of other battle royale titles which took this approach. Anything less would surely be Apex Legends shooting itself in the foot.
Can it steal Fortnite‘s crown?
If it can manage to pull this feat off, the potential for making shedloads of cash is vast. In 2018 alone, Fortnite pulled in a whopping $385 million on just iOS. With Fortnite‘s luster starting to fade slightly, combined with a big marketing push for Apex Legends, the time could be right to strike.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the possibility of Apex Legends porting to iOS. During EA’s previous earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson said that: “We are looking at how to take the game to mobile and cross-play over time.” It seems that plans have advanced a bit since then.
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Source: The Verge