Apex Legends is by all means a huge success. EA and Respawn’s Titanfall spin-off battle royale game has amassed tens of millions of players since its surprise launch a few weeks ago. And part of the reason it became so popular was by adopting the free-to-play model of Fortnite. Tons of people are willing to try a huge multiplayer game if they don’t have to pay for it. And if they like it maybe they will start paying for it in the form of battle passes.
However, while Apex Legends, PUBG, and Fortnite battle it out to be the best battle royale, Fortnite retains its lead by being available on the widest variety of platforms. Right now Apex Legends is only available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Not a small potential audience by any means, but is it going to get bigger anytime soon?
Talking to Wired, Respawn project lead Drew McCoy wouldn’t comment one way or another on Apex Legends coming to new systems, particularly the Nintendo Switch which can currently play Fortnite. The team is aware folks want to play the game on the console/handheld hybrid. Folks want to play pretty much everything on the console/handheld hybrid. And you can hold onto hope because the developers didn’t immediately dismiss the idea, as opposed to literally laugh at the thought of Titanfall 2 on Switch. But nothing was explicitly confirmed. And I’m not sure if the Switch even supports the Source engine Apex Legends runs on.
In that same vein, there’s also nothing new to report on the possibility of Apex Legends coming to mobile devices like iOS and Android, another huge audience already tapped by Fortnite and PUBG.
So while we wouldn’t shocked to see Apex Legends spread to these other platforms, it might not be for a while. Given how much people seem to like this game though it should be even better by the time it does get ported. Besides, Respawn has Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to worry about right now. For more on Apex Legends here’s our salute to its diverse roster of characters.