Apex Legends hits one million players in less than a day

Titanfall

Titanfall

Following rumours regarding its existence, Respawn has confirmed that it is launching a free-to-play battle royale game called Apex Legends.

At any rate, the success of EA's launch could simply go to show the vast popularity of battle royale games these days, and perhaps also reflects positively on the Titanfall universe - in which Apex Legends is set - to some extent. Titanfall 3 is also likely in the works, although there's no word on when we'll see it. Going free-to-play wasn't enough, though, and EA and Sony made the game even more accessible by removing the PS Plus barrier for Sony's 90 million strong install base.

At launch, we're on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Respawn has also stated that first season for Apex Legends will begin in March.

Word quickly spread of both Apex Legends' release and its quality.

I think we've demonstrated with our previous games that we care about having an ethical, transparent relationship with the consumer. But, don't expect it to be a Titanfall 3 as there aren't any giant mechs this time.

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With the (no so) surprise release of Apex Legends this week, Respawn Entertainment have finally unveiled what they've been working on since they shipped Titanfall 2 back in 2016. However, they're not cheap, with some of the skins costing $18 to buy outright.

Apex Legends differs itself in the battle royale market in a few key ways.

That being said, it quickly becomes apparent that Apex is a Respawn game.

The game, set in the "Titanfall" universe, takes on competition like "Fortnite" and "PUBG" with a cast of eight Legend characters with unique abilities and play styles for matches where the last team standing emerges victorious.

For more on Apex Legends, check out the official launch trailer and a gameplay deep dive trailer.

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