Yesterday, Electronic Arts together with Respawn Entertainment released Apex Legends. A new royal battle, which takes place in the Titanfall universe.
In just one day, more than 2.5 million players joined the game, and at the same time up to 600,000 users played. But the most interesting thing is that EA. So far only according to rumors, is preparing a mobile version of Apex Legends, which will support cross-play.
This is not surprising, given the popularity of PUBG Mobile (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) and Fortnite in the mobile market. Now everything depends on the developers and on whether they can transfer the gaming experience to portable platforms. While retaining what players like the original for.
It is unclear whether this information leaked out specifically to learn the reaction of the players. Or EA is only planning to release the royal battle on mobile, but we will follow the developments.
Since the official announcement was made exactly a year ago, we have hardly heard anything about Mario Kart Tour. The launch of the mobile version of arcade racing in the Mushroom Kingdom was originally scheduled for the period until the end of March 2019. But it turned out that the project for smartphones is not ready, so Nintendo decided to postpone it until the summer.
As the Japanese company reported in its quarterly financial report, the decision was made to improve product quality and expand content after launch. This is the second recent major game Nintendo, which was postponed. Last week, the company announced that the long-awaited Metroid Prime 4 did not satisfy the management, so its development will start from scratch.
Concerned about the trend, Nintendo fans may remind themselves of one of the most famous quotes. By the author of the Mario and Zelda series Shigeru Miyamoto (Shigeru Miyamoto): “The game that came out with a delay will ultimately be good, but released hastily forever remain bad.” Of course, he did not mean constantly updated and distributed free mobile projects involving micro-purchases. The words were spoken during the days of Nintendo 64 – but this point of view remains unchanged.