Apex Legends the surprise released free battle royale game by EA seem to have hit the big time. With over 10 million players in 72 hours, it’s undoubtedly the biggest game since Fortnite release. Keep in mind that Fortnite got to 10 million players in little over a week and have since become one of the most popular games available at the moment. That will put things into perspective of just home great Apex Legends is going to be.
Of course, Apex Legends have some way to go before they can even think about challenging Fortnite’s $455 million earned in 2018 on iOS alone. Apex Legends is only available on PC, PS4 and XBOX, we haven’t got any news of any plans to go mobile but Electronic Arts isn’t new to it.
Vince Zampella from Respawn Entertainment says:
In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!
This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too.
We hoped you’d love it as much as us, but never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we’ve seen. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey. This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.
See you in the arena!
Apex Legends have also become the top streamed game on Twitch and even Ninja have jumped on the boat. We can see that the game is going to be huge and with more updates to come, you have to watch this space.