Tag: Apex Legends

GamesBeat Decides 110: Bobby Kotick made us embrace socialism

We are back! The GamesBeat Decides podcast took two weeks off because co-host Jeffrey Grubb had another kid. What was he thinking? But he has returned from parental leave, and co-host Mike Minotti and GamesBeat PC guest post editor Rowan Kaiser joins him. On this week’s episode, the GamesBeat Decides team talks about Apex Legends, […]

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Tencent reportedly wants to release Apex Legends in China

Apex Legends is the latest battle royale to take over gaming, and that means it is drawing the attention of Chinese megapublisher Tencent. That company wants to work with Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts on bringing a version of the game to China, according to South China Morning Post report. I’ve reached out to Tencent […]

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Apex Legends hits 2 million concurrent players on its first weekend

Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends one week ago, and it has had a decent seven days since then. The studio revealed today that it has surpassed 25 million total players for the free-to-play battle royale. And the shooter had more than 2 million concurrent players during the peak of its first weekend. Apex Legends is […]

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Apex Legends earns 10 million players in three days

Apex Legends is already becoming a hit after three days. Electronic Arts revealed today that the free-to-play game already has 10 million players. Apex Legends launched on February 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It has also had achieved over 1 million concurrent players. If this momentum hangs on, Fortnite might find its biggest competition […]

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Respawn’s Apex Legends hits 1 million players in 8 hours

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends reached more than a million players in the first eight hours of availability for the free-to-play battle royale shooter game set in the Titanfall universe. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, tweeted the number and thanked fans for their support. The game became available today on the Xbox One, PlayStation […]

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Mackey McCandlish interview — Why Respawn made battle royale shooter Apex Legends

Respawn and Electronic Arts managed to keep Apex Legends a secret for a while. But rumors leaked out in the last few days, and the companies confirmed today they are launching a new battle royale game in the Titanfall universe. The surprise is that it is playable today for everybody, as the free-to-play game goes […]

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Respawn’s Vince Zampella interview — Why you won’t see Titans in Apex Legends

Vince Zampella, the CEO of Respawn Entertainment, likes to say that his teams “chase the fun.” And by doing that, the studio was able to come up with a surprise, Apex Legends, a new battle royale shooter game set in the Titanfall universe. The free-to-play game debuts today on Electronic Arts‘ Origin platform. I played […]

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Apex Legends hands-on — Gameplay videos highlight fresh battle royale tactics

Apex Legends debuted today as a new free-to-play battle royale shooter game from Electronic Arts‘ Respawn Entertainment studio. EA and Respawn surprised everyone by keeping the 21-month project a secret for so long, as it had no prelaunch press or leaks until the past weekend. And it turned out this surprise game, set in the […]

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Respawn launches free-to-play battle royale shooter Apex Legends

Confirming the weekend’s worst-kept video game secret, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale shooter game set in the Titanfall universe. The game is available today to download and play on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. News started leaking since Friday. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, hinted at […]

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Respawn’s low-information tease stream is surprisingly addictive

Respawn Entertainment’s livestream for its new Apex Legends battle royale game has begun, and it is a case study in the art of the tease. I’ve been watching the stream, which started at 8 a.m. Pacific time, along with 32,000 other people. And there’s nothing happening yet. For the first half hour or so, we […]

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Vince Zampella: Respawn will reveal Apex Legends on Monday morning

Vince Zampella, CEO of Electronic Arts’ Respawn Entertainment, confirmed leaks on Sunday by tweeting that Respawn will reveal a new game, Apex Legends, on Monday morning. The reveal will be livestreamed on Twitch starting at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Monday. Zampella said, “Looks like everything is unlocked now? Fun. So if you like Respawn, our […]

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