Electronic Arts says that 25 million players signed up for its new battle royal game “Apex Legends”.
"Since last Monday, more than 25 million players have jumped into the game, and over the weekend we had well over 2 million concurrent players at our peak," said Vince Zampella, Respawn Entertainment.
EA is hoping to reproduce the success of Epic Games’ “Fortnite”, whose blending of “The Hunger Games” and “Minecraft” has been a global hit with teenagers and older gamers over the past two years.
On Monday EA has disclosed that "Apex Legends" signed up 10 million players within three days of its launch, EA said last week, a milestone that Fortnite had taken two weeks to reach.
As of last Friday, the game was the most viewed on gaming live-streaming network Twitch.
Zampella also disclosed what is coming in "the next couple of weeks".
Sponsored by Twitch, the Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will take place this Tuesday the 12th and next Tuesday the 19th, with 48 of the biggest streamers on Twitch competing live in Apex Legends. EA will be co-streaming all the action from its Apex Legends Twitch channel.
Later this week EA will also be celebrating Valentine’s Day by introducing some limited-time Valentine’s Day themed loot.
Last bit not least, Season One kicks off in March, introducing the debut of the Battle Pass as well as new Legends, weapons, loot, and more.
Last week EA lowered its yearly revenue projections following weak sales of its “Battlefield V” title, that had sent its stock plunging 18 percent.