Apex Legends 10 million gamers, “placing quite a bit on the road”.
Developer Respawn believed that it was “placing quite a bit on the road” with the shock launch of Apex Legends, but it surely seems like the choice was the fitting one: simply three days after launch, the sport has reached 10 million gamers. Fortnite, as compared, took two weeks to hit the identical milestone.
“We knew it could be dangerous to take the franchise on this route, to go free to play, and do a shock launch,” Respawn CEO Vince Zampella wrote in a weblog put up. “However we fell in love with Apex Legends and wished, wanted, different individuals to play it, too.” Along with the general participant depend, the developer additionally says that Apex has already reached 1 million concurrent gamers.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale recreation set within the Titanfall universe, and it’s a recreation that mashes collectively components of among the hottest on-line shooters. It options Overwatch-style hero characters, together with the core gameplay of Fortnite and PUBG. Notably, it additionally requires gamers to squad up in teams of three, although it contains various accessibility options so to play it with out voice chat.
Along with Apex, Respawn can be engaged on a Star Wars recreation that’s anticipated to launch this yr, and writer EA says that “associated Titanfall experiences” are additionally within the works. “We have now a lot extra in retailer for you this yr,” Zampella says.