Apex Legends in Advanced Negotiations for Release on Mobile

Apex Legends in Advanced Negotiations for Release on Mobile

The popular battle royale is readying to go mobile.

EA is holding its quarterly earnings call for Q4 2019 today and a big focus of today's talks to investors is the success of Apex Legends. Though momentum has slowed in recent weeks, Apex Legends is still a big new IP for EA, and CEO Andrew Wilson announced that the hit mobile game is coming to mobile soon.

Wilson previously discussed mobile for Apex Legends at the last investor call, but it was more exploratory at the time. Today, Wilson confirmed that plans are underway to get Apex Legends to mobile and the Chinese market.

Popular battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds have found great success on mobile devices. And in many regions around the world, mobile is a preferred platform for games. So bringing Apex Legends to mobile devices could help the flagging battle royale game to get a second wind.

EA announced that Apex Legends has over 50 million users, which is the same number of users as in March. Apex Legends has had a slowdown after its explosive launch partly because of its lackluster season one battle pass. But EA says it is learning with Apex Legends and there will be details for Apex Legends Season 2 at this year's EA Play.

Respawn Entertainment surprise launched Apex Legends earlier this year, and quickly amassed a large player base. The team-based hero mechanics offered something new to the battle royale genre, and Fortnite has already borrowed some of Apex Legends' more popular features. However, despite its poorly received season one battle pass Respawn says it's trying to develop the game in a way as to not crunch its employees.

You can read our Apex Legends review here, or check out our Apex Legends guide for more coverage.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

You Can Dress Up Apex Legends' Robot as the Droid From Jedi: Fallen Order

Pathfinder looks good with BD-1's red racing stripes.

It's About to Get Easier to Get Cosmetic Items in Apex Legends

Along with a new level cap come several dozen loot packs.

Apex Legends' Dropship Has Become a Fight Club With the Lights Turned Off

Lifeline mains, you're needed now more than ever.

Thank God Apex Legends Finally Has a Proper Training Mode

Apex Legends introduces a new training mode where you can finally test out every character.

Apex Legends Adds Another Use for its Most Pointless Currency

The latest update finally gives players another way to spend those Legend Tokens.

Apex Legends Embraces the Buddy System With Limited-Time Duos Mode

Like Solos mode before it, Apex is giving two-person squads a spin.

More News

Kairi Joins the Battle in Kingdom Hearts 3's Re Mind DLC, Out Next Month

A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

With Reconstruction Complete, Starbreeze is Pinning Its Future on Payday

After a tough year for the publisher, Payday seems like its best bet.

In Japan, a Dispute Filled With Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Bad Business Practices Boils Over

Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.

More on Android

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

Nintendo Needs to Actually Support Its Games For Longer Than a Year

Smash benefits from healthy ongoing support, but where is the love for the rest of Nintendo's games?

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Traveling Gamer

If your special someone is always on the go, here's some ideas to make those delayed departures sting a little less.

Fortnite Black Friday Deals - Games, Toys, Accessories, and More

Start dancing and bring in the llamas, because we have some awesome Fortnite deals for you.

Amazon Will Reportedly Announce a Cloud Gaming Service Next Year

Google, Sony, Microsoft, and soon, Amazon.

How to Complete the Fortnite Pipeman, Hayman, Timber Tent Locations Challenge

Here's how you can complete the Fortnite challenge to dance in front of the pipeman, hayman, and timber tent locations.

Path of Exile 2 Just Got Announced, and It's Already Throwing Jabs at Diablo

We've got a tussle for the loot game spotlight on our hands.

More Battle Royale Games

You Can Dress Up Apex Legends' Robot as the Droid From Jedi: Fallen Order

Pathfinder looks good with BD-1's red racing stripes.

It's About to Get Easier to Get Cosmetic Items in Apex Legends

Along with a new level cap come several dozen loot packs.

How to Complete the Fortnite Pipeman, Hayman, Timber Tent Locations Challenge

Here's how you can complete the Fortnite challenge to dance in front of the pipeman, hayman, and timber tent locations.