Apex Legends had already been confirmed to head to mobile, along with a release in China, but neither has seen any fruit yet. EA has reiterated plans during its Q3 earnings call that work is still underway.
“Rolling mobile out in China, you need to have a partner, and we’re—as we’ve said in the prepared remarks today—we’re working with a partner there, and we’re very excited about the opportunity.”
“That partner is also helping us develop a mobile Apex for the globe—more to come on that in terms of timing.”
EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen
After seeing the success of Fortnite and PUBG on mobile, Apex Legends seems like a no-brainer to find its way to mobile too. It can be an alternative option for players and even open up more markets with a Lite version of the app. Whatever you think of Apex Legends, it did lead EA’s growth in digital net bookings – namely the he net amount of products and services sold digitally or sold-in physically. It now represents 77% of the company’s total net bookings.
Both the mobile and PC versions of Apex Legends is being developed by the same, undisclosed partner for the China market. More information is expected in May when EA shares its Q4 financial results.