By Howdy Feb 01, 2023
Apex Legends Mobile, the mobile version of the famous battle royale shooter from EA and Respawn, will be around for a while. Just eight months after the game, EA announced today that the free-to-play spinoff would end on May 1, 2023.
The first Apex Legends was a multiplayer-only spinoff of the sci-fi FPS Titanfall. It was released by surprise on consoles and PC in February 2019 and quickly became a popular battle royale game.
A few years later, EA and Respawn started teasing a mobile version of the shooter. It was finally released for iOS and Android in May of last year. You only have 90 days to play it before EA shuts down the servers.
Respawn said that even though Apex Legends Mobile got off to a "strong start," the game's "content pipeline" had started to "fall short" of the studio's standards for quality and quantity.
Because of this, Respawn, EA, and Apex Legends' "development partner" for mobile has decided to end the game.
At Respawn, we aim to provide players with consistently outstanding games. Following a strong start, the content pipeline for Apex Legends Mobile has begun to fall short of that bar for quality, quantity, and cadence.
It is for this reason, after months of working with our development partner, that we have made the mutual decision to sunset our mobile game.
Although disappointing, we are proud of the game we launched, are grateful for the support of the Apex Legends community, and are confident that this is the right decision for players.