Apex Legends Coming to Mobile Platforms, EA Says

EA revealed its plan to bring Apex Legends to mobile devices.                  Jason Parker  CNET

During yesterday's EA investors' call, the company revealed that Apex Legends is its fastest growing new game ever. But the battle royale game will be back under the spotlight again when, like its Fortnite and PUBG rivals, it launches on mobile.

Epic Games brought its hit battle royale game to mobile devices and EA plans to follow its lead.

"We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile", EA's quarterly earnings report states.

"It has also helped us cut into new player audiences as almost 30 (percent) of Apex Legends players are new to EA", Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson said on a post-earnings call.

While the specific platform details haven't been confirmed, it's fair to assume that this will include both Android and iOS releases down the line, and as far as the Eastern market releases, this will be via EA's PC platform and marketplace, Origin.

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We say one, but Apex Legends has a greater focus on teamplay than its competitors. Some analysts believed this might affect EA stock, but a solid fourth fiscal quarter that beat expectations, combined with a positive outlook, saw shares rise 6 percent in after-hours trading.

As for EA's other big recent game, Anthem, the company said its launch was disappointing.

EA's battle royale game had 50 million sign ups in just a month, suggesting that the company could withstand competition from "Fortnite", a free-to-play game where up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing.

EA forecast net bookings from Apex Legends in the range of $300 million to $400 million (roughly Rs. 2,000 crores to Rs. 2,800 crores) in fiscal year 2020, adding that the forecast did not assume any contribution this year from future mobile versions or games in the Chinese market.

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