Apex Legends Has Also Breached 1 Million Concurrent Players
Since it’s out-of-the-blue release three days ago, Apex Legends has already hit 10 million players, Respawn has announced. For context, Fornite took two weeks to hit the same milestone.
“This has been a truly incredible journey,” said Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella in a blog post. “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.” In addition to hitting 10 million players, Zampella also revealed that the game has reached 1 million concurrent players.
If you’ve been out of the loop, Apex Legends is a new free-to-play battle royale game set in the Titanfall universe. It takes elements from other popular online shooters like Overwatch, Fornite, and PUBG. On its first day, it hit 1 million unique players in under 8 hours.
“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,” Zampella continues. “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.”
Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. While it didn’t launch with crossplay, the feature has been confirmed to be coming in the future.
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