While EA hasn’t been coy about the publisher’s intention of putting Apex Legends on mobile platforms, it still isn’t out outside of consoles and PC even if it was planned as early as mid-2019. That’s about to change soon, though, as EA has confirmed that the Apex Legends mobile version will finish development in 2020!
During the publisher’s latest earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed that Apex Legends mobile development will be done by the New Year, and is on track to launch in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which means we’ll see it in 2020! In the same statement, Wilson announced that Japan is the second largest audience for Apex Legends, which is a bit surprising to hear, frankly.
Our live services are positioned to be a long-term growth driver. Having built Apex Legends into an amazing live service with a deeply engaged community, the talented Respawn team in Los Angeles has expanded Apex development to include a full team in our Vancouver location so that we can continue delivering more great content. Japan is now our second largest market for Apex Legends and we have strong plans to continue growth in that region. In addition, Apex mobile development will be complete in the New Year and ready for launch in FY 2022.
Well, there you have it. If you’re tired of Fortnite or PUBG on mobile, Apex Legends should be soaring your way soon. Let’s hope it manages to retain the charm and gameplay of the console versions.
Speaking of Apex Legends, make sure to check out the Season 7 for the game, which features a new legend, new map, and even the introduction of vehicles!