The surprise launch of the battle royale Apex Legends has created a huge shift in the battle royale community. Respawn Entertainment's first battle royale game, Apex Legends has reached over 10 million players in its first 72 hours, which is quite a feat to achieve. The player base in Apex Legends is continuously growing day by day.
Apex Legends surprise launch was a risky thing to pull of. Especially for a title that big, even the developers thought of it as a risky thing to do. So far, the critics have been more positive than negative. Apex Legends took a new approach towards the entire battle royale scenario. It's not just a battle royale; Apex Legends is a strategic battle royale game.
Vince Zampella- the founder of Respawn Entertainment, who worked on the Call of Duty franchise before starting the studio, showed his gratitude in a short message which is quoted down below. [H/T EA]
In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!
This has been a truly incredible journey. 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.
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. 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.
From the above message from Vince, we can already say that the developers many things in store for the game. The game has already revealed its first big tournament called Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Competition which has a prize pool of $200k. The game will most probably get new playable characters and skins in the near future.
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