Last week, EA announced in its E3-style EA Play event that Apex Legends would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Now in an update on the development, EA's CEO has revealed that Respawn's game is also targeting a soft launch on mobile by the end of the year.
This was during an investor talk from EA CEO Andrew Wilson yesterday on June 22 (as first spotted by @ApexLatest on Twitter). Wilson says that they'll have "Apex Legends in soft launch by the end of the year" on mobile devices, talking pretty candidly about Respawn's game coming to mobile.
Soft launch, if you're unfamiliar with the term, is another word for the beta testing phase of a game. So with Wilson's comments yesterday, you can expect to see an Apex Legends mobile beta launching by the end of 2020.
As for a full launch on mobile, Wilson has Q1 2021 as a target. This is a simultaneous global release for Apex Legends on mobile, so you can likely expect the game to launch worldwide on both Android and iOS devices.
As for the Nintendo Switch version of Apex Legends, it's also slated to launch by the end of the year. There's no soft launch or beta phase here though, as Respawn is aiming for a full launch of Apex on Switch by the end of 2020.
In other Apex Legends news, the Lost Treasures Collection event is set to go live on all platforms later today, on June 23. Among other items for the majority of Legends in the game, it features one Heirloom weapon that looks a lot like Christiano Ronaldo's infamous statue from 2017.