EA’s free-to-play battle royale game “Apex Legends,” which hails from Respawn Entertainment who created the well-regarded “Titanfall” franchise, has reportedly just passed 25 million registered players after just one week of release.
The game has been explosively popular in a short time, passing the 10 million player mark three days from release and having recorded ‘well over’ two million concurrent players this past weekend. As the game is free and available on consoles and PC, those milestones can’t be compared to standard video game sales.
Compared with its main competition though, cultural juggernaut “Fortnite,” “Apex Legends” is growing much faster. The first announced popularity marker for “Fortnite” was when it reached the 45 million registered players mark after a full four months on the market – as of November (over a year after release) it boasts more than 200 million players – helped by iOS and Android versions which “Apex Legends” does not have plans to add any time soon.
Respawn has its first-ever e-sports tournament involving “Apex Legends” kicking off tomorrow, a Valentine’s Day-themed loot drop later this week, and the start of its first season and launch of its battle pass subscription in March.
Source: The Verge