Apex Legends Crosses the Mark of 70 Million Players Globally, Takes Centre Stage in EA’s Plans


EA has announced its quarterly incomes report for 2nd quarter of the fiscal year 2020, and if there is one game that stood out, it was Apex Legends. The free-to-play fight royale video game, which was launched in February this year, has actually currently collected a gamer base of 70 million worldwide. Thanks to the success of Apex Legends, EA is placing it as one of the essential development chauffeurs for the 2021, and will back it actively as the video game comes to mobile phones and other platforms too. In its most current revenues report, EA also shared information of a few approaching tasks.

In the report, EA’s COO and CFO, Blake Jorgensen discussed that Apex Legends is a major long-term franchise for the studio, which they have considerably broadened the group working behind the curtains to produce more material and experiences that will be presented soon through new seasons. Peak Legends has undoubtedly progressed into a marquee franchise that currently has a global gamer base of over 70 million. However the signs of it being a major hit could be seen from the beginning, as it crossed the mark of 25 million players in just a week following its release.

EA has actually already confirmed that Apex Legends will come to the mobile platform, and in its latest monetary report, the studio made it clear that they see Apex Legend’s arrival on mobile phones as a significant development opportunity, both in regards to gamer count and revenue. The studio also pointed out that it is purchasing Apex Legends as its target IP for financial 2021, and believes that it will yield positive results driven by the addition of brand-new content and broadened reach.

Another location where EA gained benefits in the current financial quarter were live services that set a new Q2 record and brought in $493 million (roughly Rs. 3,498 crores) in net reservations, mainly led by titles like Apex Legends, Ultimate Team in Madden, FIFA and NHL, The Sims 4, and FIFA Online. Speaking about future strategies, the EA executive exposed that a new Battlefield title will show up in financial 2022, Medal of Honor VR will come out in financial 2021, along with remastered versions of a few classic titles.

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