Saturday, 23 February, 2019

EA could bring hit battle royale game Apex Legends to mobile

Apex Legends Helping Electronic Arts Fight Off Fortnite Solo and Duo modes might be coming to Apex Legends
Sherri Watson | 13 February, 2019, 01:14

While Apex Legends seems to be taking names, and is a huge success for both EA, and Respawn, some might have forgotten that Titanfall 2 is a pretty badass game in itself. But when can we expect it to arrive?

During EA's recent earnings calls, EA Games chief Andrew Wilson indicated that the company is exploring the opportunity of porting the game for mobile and also introducing cross-play in the future. While it's likely that the developer is now working on new game modes to add to the roster, it could similarly be possible that these game modes were considered and subsequently scrapped. Each character adds exciting new ways to approach a match with a different level of strategy mixed in.

Before Fortnite made cross-platform play with mobile devices the norm, EA wouldn't have dreamed of bringing one of its latest titles to Android and iOS - at least not with the ability to team up and play against others on console and PC. They have now teased a special event for the game soon. In 2018, Fortnite pulled in a whopping $385 million on iOS alone.

And Apex Legends appears to be growing fast. Because Fortnite has been the standard for battle royale games, the mobilization to Apex Legends this past week resulted in a mass exodus for Fortnite. It's probably the combination of the words "free to play" (free with in-game purchases, of course), battle royale (a mode that can any shooter in 2019 can't go without) and Titanfall, the beloved gaming universe in which the game is set. When you see your favorite streamer having fun with a new title, you want to try it out.

Apex Legends demonstrates a fearless innovation, ' Romariz said, adding that "Fortnite" took three months to reach 30 million users. According to Tfue, one of the best Fortnite players and streamers in the world, a large part of the reason for that switch comes down to how each game handles stream snipers.

There's always 99 problems to worry about while playing in a battle royale game, but Apex's loot system isn't one.