It was revealed today that EA’s development on Apex Legends and Battlefield for mobile will now be scrapped. The end of the road for Apex comes only a year after its launch, as shared in a Respawn blog post. The developers announced that the servers will be shut down at 4pm PDT on May 1, and players will not receive any refunds for their purchase of the mobile game.
“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,” the blog post explains. As a result, in-game currency will not be available as of today (Jan. 31st). For Apex fans, this shutdown will not affect the PC and console versions of the game, with Respawn assuring us that “as a franchise, Apex Legends is strong and we’re looking forward to sharing exciting updates in the future.”
We have made the decision to sunset Apex Legends Mobile.
We're sure you have a lot of questions. For more information on where things are at currently, including an FAQ, please read the blog below.https://t.co/Yjr4EOJnTq pic.twitter.com/4k3dGzOL12
— Respawn (@Respawn) January 31, 2023
For EA, the news came as part of a ‘mobile strategy realignment’ update on their website, alongside the cancellation of Battlefield for mobile. The Battlefield shooter series mobile entry will now stay unreleased despite being announced back in 2021. The publishers have “decided to pivot from the current direction to best deliver on our vision for the franchise and to meet the expectations of our players.” However, they also offered an update regarding the future for Battlefield 2042, saying they are “evolving” the game. Furthermore, they assure fans that they are working on the pre-production for future Battlefield titles.
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