Apex Legends might not have that 50 million player base it used to shortly after the release, but that by no means calls for panic or “dead game” screams from fans of other Battle Royale titles. The game is thriving still and Season 2 has been a big step in the right direction. Now, it has been revealed that Apex Legends has 8 to 10 million players per week, which is a massive number by any standard.
During publisher EA’s recent Q1 2020 earnings call in a questions and answers section, the CEO of EA, Andrew Wilson, revealed that the game has 8 to 10 million players per week. Mr Wilson mentions that Apex Legends is one of the most engaging games out there and that they have long-term plans for Respawn’s Battle Royale title. Their plan involves ongoing content updates and it looks like EA will be invested in Apex Legends for a very long time to come.
You can read Mr Wilson’s statement (as transcribed by MP1ST) below:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33ffdd” class=”” size=”20″]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.[/perfectpullquote]
EA sounds very commited to Apex Legends and supporting Respawn for a very long time to come and who can blame them as the game is fantastic and it brings in the players by the millions.
How long exactly does EA plan on supporting Apex Legends? The short answer is probably a decade. Mr Wilson explained that he believes they have a 10-year run ahead of them. EA is treating the game almost like an annual release title, where they plan to innovate and evolve the game over time. For Apex Legends fans, that is awsome news, as it means the game will continue to grow and get more content for a very long time to come.
Are you playing Apex Legends and what do you think about the player numbers revealed by EA as well as the game running for a decade or more? Let us know in the comment section below.