Tidligere i år kom Apex Legends veltende inn på Battle Royale-markedet og gjorde seg positivt bemerket ved å ha sitt eget take på den populære sjangeren. Det ser også ut til at EA er fornøyde med Respawn Entertainments Battle Royale-skytespill, som er satt i Titanfall-universet.
På et Q1 2020 earnings call kunne EAs CEO Andrew Wilson og CFO Blake Jorgensen dele noen fascinerende fakta om Apex Legends. De kunne blant annet fortelle at spillet har mer enn 8 millioner spillere ukentlig, og at de kan få minst 10 år ut av spillet.
"We have between 8 million to 10 million people engaging in this game on a week-by-week basis. That is large by any measure. It makes it one of the — probably the most engaging games. We have continued to see great fan sentiment inside that game. And we expect to continue to grow that audience over time. Again, when we think about Apex Legends, we set out to build something with longevity.
And at the very core is a great gameplay experience. And we know that long-term engagement involves the ongoing release of new content and the ongoing running of events, both of which the team at Respawn are doing with great success, but the very core of that is a great gameplay experience. And we're building this in a way that we expect to continue to grow and continue to be a meaningful part of our business for a long time to come. And the sign of engagement that we see today lead us to believe that's possible," sier Andrew Wilson.
Blake Jorgensen tilføyde:
"Yes. We think about this as almost like an annual title. We will continue to innovate that game and evolve that game over time and hope to believe—I believe that we have a 10 year run ahead of us or if not more. There's so much potential and ways to change that game over time and add to that game. We think that there's just huge potential in that and that's how we're managing it."
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