Apex Legends has now made over $2 billion
According to EA quarterly earnings reportRespawn Entertainment’s free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends has earned over $2 billion since its launch in February 2019. EA and Respawn have started running in-game events more frequently, along with introducing new maps and game modes on a regular basis.
The regular introduction of a new playable character every three months ensures that the game stays fresh, and the compelling and evolving story keeps players intrigued enough to keep coming back. While the tradition of adding a new legend each season may not continue in the future, the upcoming release of Apex Legends Mobile will no doubt further enhance Apex’s earning potential – at the time of writing, over 10 million of players have pre-registered to try out the mobile version of the unique hero shooter, which launches on May 17.
Apex Legends is an offshoot of two previous Respawn games: Titanfall and Titanfall 2. Both games take place in the same universe as Apex Legends, but despite many fans advocating for a third entry in the Titanfall series, the developer has said that there are currently no plans for a Titanfall 3, which suggests that Apex will be its main focus going forward. Back in 2019, EA announced a ten year plan for Apex Legends. But that hasn’t completely stopped any Titanfall-related developments, as two of its most iconic villains play significant roles in the Apex narrative, with one even becoming a playable character.
While Apex Legends is known for keeping its players on their toes and surprising them whenever possible, there’s one thing about the future of the game that’s incredibly easy to predict: this year you’ll rack up so many Apex Coins that even Loba will be jealous.
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