Apex Legends 10 million gamers, “placing rather a lot on the road”.
Developer Respawn believed that it was “placing rather a lot on the road” with the shock launch of Apex Legends, however it seems to be like the choice was the best 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 submit. “However we fell in love with Apex Legends and wished, wanted, different folks 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 parts of a few of 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 a lot of accessibility options as a way 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 12 months, and writer EA says that “associated Titanfall experiences” are additionally within the works. “We now have a lot extra in retailer for you this 12 months,” Zampella says.