The rise of the Battle Royale genre has taken all platforms by storm. After stirring up a storm on PC, games like PUBG, Fortnite, and Call of Duty swiftly made their way over to consoles and mobile devices. On mobile, the genre blew up even further, with games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile creating a cult following. In order to cash in on the growing mobile market, EA also announced that it would be bringing its battle royale title Apex Legends to mobile back in May last year. Now, according to a recent report from PC Gamer, Electronic Arts is working with a partner in China to develop the mobile version of its popular battle royale game.
The report cites a statement from EA’s Q3 earnings call which reveals that the company is still going strong on its plans to bring Apex Legends to mobile and also release the game in the Chinese market. During the earnings call, EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen reportedly said:
“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.”
As of now, the company has released no concrete timeline for the game, but we expect to learn more when the development approaches completion. It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time EA has approached a Chinese developer to flesh out a mobile version of one of its AAA titles. The company has previously released FIFA Online 4 and Need for Speed Online which were both developed in partnership with Tencent. Interestingly, both PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile have also been developed under the Tencent umbrella.
Source: PC Gamer
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