Sad news for “Apex Legends Mobile” gamers – Electronic Arts, the video game company behind popular franchises like the “Battlefield” games, “Mass Effect,” “Need for Speed,” “Dead Space,” and so much more, is planning on shutting down “Apex Legends Mobile” and “Battlefield Mobile,” two of its most popular mobile games.
In the official statement Electronic Arts released recently, the firm said, “At Respawn, we aim to provide players with games that are consistently outstanding. Following a strong start, the content pipeline for Apex Legends Mobile has begun to fall short of that bar for quality, quantity, and cadence. It is for this reason, after months of working with our development partner, that we have made the mutual decision to sunset our mobile game.”
“Apex Legends Mobile” will no longer be playable starting May 1st, and “Battlefield Mobile” has been canceled outright. Even the studio that developed the latter, Industrial Toys, is shutting down.
“Apex Legends” is Electronics Arts’ free-to-play battle royale-hero shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment.
“Apex Legends Mobile” had quite a triumphant debut when it entered the market in 2022. It was even awarded at the Game of the Year awards from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store.
The game also has a vast number of players worldwide. According to statistics gathered by Charlie INTEL, “Apex Legends” has more than 100 million registered players in 2023, and the number is still rising.
But this good news has to halt soon. Among the reasons why the developers decided that way is that players soon started experiencing shortcomings in their user experience, and the new updates did not really help mitigate those issues.
Electronic Arts is also saying that it made the right decision.
“Although disappointing, we are proud of the game we launched, are grateful for the support of the Apex Legends community, and are confident that this is the right decision for players,” Electronics Arts also stated.
So what’s next for the players of “Apex Legends Mobile”? Players with in-game purchases can still continue playing the game but until May 1st only.
Also, following its shutdown, all the virtual currency in the mobile account of a player will become non-existent.
If you are eyeing a refund, as per Electronic Arts’ user agreement, no such requests, unfortunately, will be entertained. Any other refund requests need to be brought to third-party platforms like the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store, where the player might have bought the game.
“Our love for the Apex universe and our players remains unchanged. We look forward to exploring this universe, its characters, and its stories along with you. In the meantime, we appreciate your continued support and patience as we navigate these next steps,” Electronic Arts further said.