In the June 22 Electronic Arts Live Fireside Chat that followed the EA Play Live presentation, Andrew Wilson, the CEO of EA, has confirmed that Apex Legends would be coming to mobile phones by the end of the year.
There wasn't much to the quote, with Wilson stating that there would be a "soft launch" of the Beta mobile version of Apex Legends by the end of the year, with a full launch slated for next year.
As previously reported, Apex Legends will be receiving a Nintendo Switch and Steam release later this year, with crossplay also included for all platforms.
If you are interested in checking the game out, then be sure to wishlist the game on Steam or just play it on Origin. It's free to play, but be prepared to open your wallet if you want some cool bling.
It looks like EA is in the midst of a full push of Apex Legends now that the Battle Royale industry has more or less stabilized. PUBG is slowly fading away, Fortnite is eternal, and Apex Legends is in a comfortable second place. It makes sense to expand to mobile and the Nintendo Switch and anywhere where there's a potential audience waiting to play Apex Legends.
PUBG Mobile is surprisingly good, so I expect Apex Legends Mobile to be pretty decent as well. There's definitely an audience of people waiting to play a version of Apex Legends on mobile, but how many are there? Given how big battle royale titles have become on all platforms, it's probably bigger then what most people think it will be. We'll see.
What do you think of this news? Are you interested in playing Apex Legends on your phone? Do you think this is to the right move to make? Let us know in the comments!