While it's likely that the developer is now working on new game modes to add to the roster, it could similarly be possible that these game modes were considered and subsequently scrapped. "The Apex Games welcome all comers - survive long enough, and they call you a Legend". We are now applying the strengths of our company to sharpen our execution and focus on delivering great new games and long-term live services for our players.
Shares of Electronic Arts Inc jumped 8 percent on Tuesday after the videogame maker said 25 million players signed up for its new battle royal game "Apex Legends". Just as the Fortnite phenomenon was emote-dancing its way to becoming an untouchable force on the competitive gaming/Twitch throne, Respawn Entertainment pulled a "hold my beer" moment with their new viral hit Apex Legends. Like Fortnite, Apex Legends is free to download and is designed as a last-man-standing "battle royale" title. "I also expect that this game will have tremendous value in Asia, and we're in conversions about that". Despite the sheer number of battle royale titles that have launched over the a year ago, none of them could really hold a candle to Fortnite, at least not as far as Twitch viewership was concerned.
Currently, Apex Legends only supports squads of three players.
What makes Apex Legends so popular? Statistics suggesting that the number of concurrent players on Microsoft's home console platform has doubled from 5000 to 10000 in the week since Apex Legends released. It's a first-person shooter that's set in the Titanfall universe, which means fans of that franchise will be very familiar with how the game works. The community's excitement for Apex Legends is electric, and we feel it here at the studio. You may have something to look forward to once the initial rush is over, especially if hints of solo and duo modes prove accurate.