Apex Legends recently announced a Nintendo Switch version and linking all the versions together via cross-play. While EA could be taking a page out of Epic’s book and has just confirmed Apex Legends mobile, pushing for unifying all versions of their game and allowing them to play with each other, regardless of platform.
Apex Legends mobile is coming very soon
Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA has just confirmed during an online fireside chat that Apex Legends mobile is indeed a thing, with a soft launch expected by the end of the year.
With the popularity of Apex Legends, EA is looking to create an ecosystem similar to that of Epic Game’s Fortnite. The game now has a greater number of in-game events taking place more frequently which mix up the gameplay and other changes to the game.
Currently Apex Legends can be played on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A few days ago, EA announced the game making its way to the Nintendo Switch, joining the hybrid consoles library of games that can be played without a Nintendo Online membership. Similar to games like Paladins and Fortnite.
While Andrew Wilson did not specify a time window for the release, it seems that he is confident on releasing the mobile version into soft-launch by the end of the year. This means that the game will only be playable in a specific region.
The soft-launch later on expands to include other countries and when the game is ready to, is launched for a global launch. While not going into specifics, players should count on an iOS and Android version of the game. With hopes of connecting the mobile versions to the cross-play ala Fortnite.
For now, as the year continues, all we can do is wait and see if the game continues its momentum and catch up to Epic’s Battle-Royale title. With the upcoming cross-play update being the main highlight for the rest of the year.
What are your thoughts on a potential Apex Legends mobile version? Would you want it to have cross-play or prefer it only have mobile cross-play like PUBG? Let us know in the comments section below!