It’s not showing any signs of stopping.
‘Apex Legends’, the Titanfall-themed Battle Royale by Respawn entertainment, has managed to enter the eighth of its player count after only three days on the market. The announcement comes fresh from the mouth of Vince Zampella, the ex-head of Infinity Ward who left to found Respawn in 2010.
In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!
This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too.
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. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey. This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.
See you in the arena!
For comparison, Fortnite Battle Royale gained 30 million users in its first month- meaning Apex Legends has a real chance of growing at a faster rate than the current genre leader did.
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