EA’s not anxious about Battlefield 5’s Firestorm and Apex Legends competing

EA’s not anxious about Battlefield 5’s Firestorm and Apex Legends competing

Apex Legends is a remarkably complete battle royale game that was just suddenly out, offering direct competition to the biggest hitters on the market and even taking some of the sheen off of EA's other new game, Anthem. Not only is it the publisher's first attempt at chasing the battle royale dollar, but it's free-to-play, effectively replacing Titanfall 3 and progression is built around loot boxes.

Apex Legends is now available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

"We hoped you'd love it as much as us, but never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we've seen".

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When you're at the Lobby screen in Apex Legends, all you'll need to do is hit the Triangle/ Y button to ready up and begin the game. This is just the beginning! After all, how many of these games can the industry sustain when each one needs large audiences for the game itself to work and for the studio to start getting that Fortnite money.

Wall Street analysts covering EA were optimistic about "Apex Legends" but said it was too early to tell if it could become the next "Fortnite".

"We want this to be a ten-year game", said the designer. "Q3 was a hard quarter for Electronic Arts and we did not perform to our expectations". Yes, players are dropped into a large map and are tasked with wiping each other out, but they do so exclusively in groups of three, which seems to give the game a much more strategic focus. "We're very excited about Apex Legends, the upcoming launch of Anthem, and a deep line-up of new experiences that we'll bring to our global communities next fiscal year".

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