Apex Legends Confirmed for Mobile, Launches 2021 on Android and iOS Devices
We have heard about the possible arrival of Apex Legends, one of the most popular shooters of recent times, to the main mobile platforms. However, we had no official confirmation, until now.
The CEO of EA himself has assured at a conference that Apex Legends will land on Android and iOS later this year in beta form, and that the final version of the game will be available sometime in 2021. For its development, the company has partnered with an Asian company, which will be in charge of adapting the Respawn Entertainment game to its version for iOS and Android.
At the conference, Andrew Wilson himself, CEO of Electronic Arts, indicated that an Apex Legends “soft launch” is planned for later this year. Therefore, it is very likely that, if all goes well, the beta version of the game will be available throughout this second half of the year. It is expected that this version will be available only in some regions of the world at first, before making the leap to the rest of the countries.
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In the same way that the companies behind Fortnite, PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty: Mobile did, EA has decided to partner with an Asian company – Tencent? – for the development of this version of the game. Therefore, it is very likely that Android and iOS users residing in some countries in Asia will be the first to be able to test the game. In fact, it is most likely that its launch in Asia coincides with that of the version of Windows that Tencent is developing for China, slightly modified due to the country’s strict restrictive measures for this type of game.
Anyway, later in the call, Wilson says that the global launch of the game is scheduled for 2021.
Those not too familiar with this shooter should know that Apex Legends is a game that brings together the essence of titles like Overwatch, Fortnite, and PUBG in the same game. It is, of course, a Battle Royale that takes up to 20 teams of three members to an island, where they must find weapons to defeat the rest of the players, while the playable area is reduced as the game progresses. It is a free game launched in late 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC by Respawn Entertainment.