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Apex Legends is probably headed to mobile

EA also hopes to bring the game to China

A soldier named Bloodhound looks to his raven in a screenshot from Apex Legends. Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
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Apex Legends is already this year’s biggest new battle royale game on PC and consoles, and it looks like Electronic Arts wants to carry that success over to mobile devices. During the company’s fourth quarter earnings call on Tuesday, the publisher mentioned that it is actively working on bringing Apex Legends to mobile platforms as well as the Chinese market.

“We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and mobile, and we will update you on time frames when those negotiations are concluded,” EA said during the call.

Also in this earnings call were a few mentions of just how successful Apex Legends has been for EA so far and what fans can expect for the game’s future: “Apex Legends is easily the fastest-growing franchise we’ve ever had, and we hope to build a live service that entertains players for years to come,” EA said.

While Apex developer Respawn Entertainment has been largely quiet about updates over the last couple of weeks, we did get a bit of new information on when to expect news on that front as well. According to the call the content that players can expect from Apex Legends season 2 is going to be a primary focus of the EA Play event which will be held in June.

This is the first time that EA has talked about a potential mobile version of Apex Legends, but the idea isn’t shocking. Both PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, two of the most popular and well know battle royale games, have both done well on mobile and open both games up to a much wider audience. It’s unclear if Apex Legends’ mobile version will be directly connected to the console versions of the game, like Fortnite, or if it will be a different version of the game, like PUBG. Either way, with the announcement of new content just a month away and a mobile version somewhere on the horizon, it’s clear that EA is invested in the ongoing success of Apex Legends.

Respawn previously brought the Titanfall franchise — which Apex Legends is based on — to mobile devices with Titanfall: Assault, a real-time strategy game, and Titanfall: Frontline, a card game that was canceled while in beta testing.

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