Digital Arts (EA) has introduced that Apex Legends will launch a cellular variant, with regional beta assessments for the sport anticipated to happen this month.
The sport, merely titled Apex Legends Cell, will characteristic related gameplay mechanics to its PC version however will probably be tailored for cellular gadgets.
Chad Grenier, Apex Legends’ Sport Director, famous in a launch that India and the Philippines would be the first markets to participate within the beta assessments. The primary assessments are anticipated to solely embody a ‘few thousand’ gamers within the talked about markets, with a extra international launch scheduled over the course of the 12 months.
Apex Legends Cell will solely be accessible on Android gadgets. Nevertheless, Grenier has revealed that the sport will get iOS help later this 12 months.
Since being launched in 2019, Apex Legends has secured partnerships with the likes of Lenovo and PGL, while additionally established its personal esports ecosystem. This 12 months EA revealed that the 2021 Apex Legends World Sequence (ALGS) Championship will characteristic a $1m (£725,368) prize pool.
Apex Legends Cell won’t share cross-platform capabilities, with the builders noting that the title is constructed particularly for cellular gadgets. The sport itself will probably be free-to-play and includes a separate Battle Move system with its personal set of unlockables, cosmetics, and in-game objects.
As of this writing, there have been no hints as to Apex Legends Cell’s esports plans. Nevertheless, the announcement continues to spotlight the expansion of cellular video games, each internationally and in western markets.
Esports Insider says: Apex Legends Cell positively presents a brand new aggressive expertise for cellular gamers. It comes as no shock that the beta testing is being deliberate in Southeast Asia, a area recognized for being the cellular gaming centre of the world. If testing is profitable, additionally it is very probably that the sport’s esports plans might be revealed within the close to future.