The resounding success of Apex Legends, the new Battle Royale launched as a surprise a few days ago by Respawn and Electronic Arts, now seems unstoppable. The numbers pitted by Vince Zampella in a tweet just now are indeed impressive.
According to the Respawn boss, the video game after touching 1 million users in no time from launch, and exceeded 2.5 million after only 24 hours, has now reached the remarkable figure of 10 million total players and 1 million concurrent simultaneously, 72 hours after the global release.
Here are the words of Zampella: “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,” he wrote on the official website.
“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.”
“To put that number in comparison, it took Overwatch three weeks to rack up ten million players, while PUBG sold ten million copies in a little under six months. Of course, those are both paid games, which puts them at something of a disadvantage when compared to the sweetly free Apex Legends.”
In short, Apex Legends has a long way to go, but it seems that the path taken is the right one. What do you think of the latest title in the Battle Royale scene? Tell us in the comments below.