EA confirms ‘Apex Legends’ to enter mobile gaming space

Last year, EA’s Apex Legends took the gaming world by storm, becoming one of the few Fortnite contenders. Apex Legends was available for free on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms and now EA has confirmed that it will soon enter the mobile gaming space. A video conference call showing EA CEO Andrew Wilson talking about mobile gaming has been leaked on Twitter by an Apex Legends leaks channel. In the video, Wilson reveals that the company is planning to soft launch Apex Legends — which is currently on PC and consoles — on mobile by the end of this year. This will be the first battle royale game that EA has launched on mobile. The official Apex Legends Twitter handle has teased what looks like a mobile version of the game with the text, “Coming Fall 2020”. Back in 2019, EA confirmed that Apex Legends Mobile could be released by the end of 2020. Wilson spoke about mobile gaming and plans of bringing several other games to the mobile platform. These games are in various stages of development. Apex Legends in particular, stood out as it will be EA’s first mobile battle royale game, building on its success on PC and console, and entering a market that, as of now, is dominated by PUBG Mobile. Apex Legends released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in February last year as a free to play battle royale game. At the time, it rose in popularity due to its new mechanics like the ‘ping’ system that was later adopted by other battle royale games as well, and the ability to respawn teammates even after they have been killed. It also brought a selection of characters or ‘Legends’ that have their own abilities as well.