With no pre-release marketing campaign and without even announcing much about it, Respawn Entertainment, the producers of the popular Titanfall, launched their first Battle Royale game, Apex Legends. The free-to-play game, currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, is already very successful, totaling 25 million players in its first week on the market.
Undoubtedly, Apex Legends, designed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, is still far behind Fortnite, its main competitor in the Battle Royale segment, which totals more than 200 million players, out of which about 8 million are playing the game at any hour of the day.
Apex Legends will follow the same model that made Fortnite a famous game. Accordingly, Apex Legends would boast seasons just like Fortnite, and it would also receive additional content from time to time. The purpose of Respawn Entertainment is to make Apex Legends the best Battle Royale game in the world and finally dethrone Fortnite.
Apex Legends, The Newest Battle Royale Game, Totaled 25 Million Players Within One Week
“Been waiting all day to tell you this madness… [Apex Legends] hit 25 million players this morning. Read more about it at the link below. Remember we have Season One starting in March and more surprises coming,” announced Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment on Twitter.
While this figure represents a significant success for Apex Legends, the newest Battle Royale game in the world has much work to do to dethrone Fortnite. But Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts know that, and they are already working on that. First, Apex Legends Season 1 would kick off in March. Next, Season 2 would start in June and would add new Legends to the game. Also, the mobile version of Apex Legends would come out later this year, reportedly.
All that, plus the other changes the devs are preparing for Apex Legends, might indeed make Apex Legends the most successful Battle Royale game ever, finally, challenging the dominance of Fortnite and PUBG, as well, why not.
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