During their recent earning call, EA announced Apex Legends was announced for Nintendo Switch for March 9th. However, there was also a rumor about Apex Legends coming to mobile. While the plan wasn’t properly expanded upon, some new data shares that the game will make its way to mobile soon, but a global launch is still a ways off.
Apex Legends on Mobile – Mayhem goes even more portable
Apex Legends on Mobile is easily one of the last moves that EA needs to do. Right alongside the official PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions, similar to what Fortnite has done.
As steady as Apex Legends is growing and expanding, the game hasn’t moved to a new platform since launch. While the game has had a flood of new content which includes a battle pass, and crossplay between console & PC, this could be the year that Apex Legends expands to other portable platforms.
While we have seen the company announce a Nintendo Switch version developed by Panic Button, a studio that is well-familiar with porting games on the Nintendo console.
It seems that EA has planned for the far future with a mobile version in the works as well, but it will be launched in the next 3-4 months, and will start with a soft launch in China.
According to the earning call, the motivation behind the Nintendo Switch version is due to the massive market in Japan, with the global market as an added bonus.
It also makes sense that due to the massive popularity of mobile games in China, a mobile port of Apex Legends will be a smashing hit in that market, with a global launch further complementing the rest of the world and capitalizing on the mobile version.
While we only have a launch window with no fixed projected month, it will be worth keeping on an eye on news for a mobile launch of the popular battle royale shooter.
Playing the mobile version of the game will not be possible at the time of launch as its almost impossible to replicate a Chinese VPN. As such, you will have a similar situation to Pokemon Unite, where you’ll get a semi-frequent taste of leaked screenshots and video to show what the game is like.