Given how successful Apex Legends has been not only for developer Respawn Entertainment, but for publisher EA, it seems that’s not enough as an Apex Legends mobile version is being developed by EA.
In today’s earnings call, EA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen confirmed this when he mentioned how the publisher was in “advanced negotiations” to bring Apex Legends to China.
We are hugely excited about the future of Apex Legends. Players love it, with a Metacritic of 89 and an extremely high net promoter score. Engagement is strong, and we have big plans for the Legends and the world they compete in.
We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile, and we will update you on timeframes when those negotiations are concluded. We are self-publishing Apex Legends in Korea. 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. – Blake Jorgensen, EA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
With Respawn focusing on more Apex Legends content — and pushing Titanfall games out of the way in the process — EA might be doing the smart move by tapping into the gigantic market in China, and of course, Apex Legends mobile might help make it bigger as to what the mobile version of Fortnite did to the game.
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