Apex Legends is one of the most famous battle royale titles in the market today, and with EA witnessing the success of battle royales on mobile devices, it just makes sense that the developer would want to integrate the game on the platform. However, EA’s CEO revealed that Apex Legends’ mobile port has been delayed, with a new launch date window provided.
The original release date of Apex Legends on mobile was scheduled for late 2020, however, it has become gradually clear as the months go by that the game will not be able to meet the launch date. As such, EA has chosen to be a bit less tight-lipped about the project, as EA head Andrew Wilson revealed that Apex Legends’ mobile edition has been pushed back. In a part of EA’s website explaining quarterly earnings, the postponement was officially disclosed, and the mobile game was confirmed to have a new expected completion date of early 2021.
BREAKING: Apex Legends mobile development will be complete in January, and ready to launch in Q1 2021.
— Apex Legends News (@TitanfallBlog) November 5, 2020
Wilson then mentioned that the game will arrive sometime in the 2022 fiscal year, which is a long period from October 2021 to September 2022. While Apex Legends is certainly a ways off for mobile players, confirmation that it is still coming and on track to finish development soon is heartening. There will apparently be a few new features in the mobile edition of Apex Legends, though it’s uncertain what features, if any, will be lacking from the main game.
With Apex Legends recently debuting on Steam, EA looks to be doing everything they can to get the Respawn battle royale played by as many fans as possible. With Apex Legends regularly being updated with new content and balance changes like other similar games in the competition, it is probable that the game will maintain much of its fan base and fame for some time in the future. The possible release of a mobile port will only let Apex Legends ecosystem improve further, and it is a clever move to help provide the game with a new perspective.
Both Fortnite and PUBG have demonstrated how successful mobile editions of PC and console battle royales can be and it is simple to see why EA would like to mirror that triumph with Apex Legends. Call of Duty is another high-quality game to successfully shift to mobile devices, with the title’s many accomplishments making Activision Blizzard want more mobile games for all its main franchises.
While EA might not be looking to go quite this far yet, the launch of Apex Legends on Android and iOS devices makes a lot of sense from a financial standpoint. With Apex Legends right on track to earn $1 billion for EA this year, it is impossible that the company stops supporting the game anytime soon. If there is a gaming platform launched without Apex Legends playable on it, it is safe to say that it will not remain that way for too long.