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EA is eyeing mobile move for Apex Legends as it ramps up Fortnite face-off

Videogame publisher Electronic Arts is preparing to face-off with the likes of Fortnite and PUBG with the promise that its own hit battle royale title, Apex Legends will soon finds its way into China and on mobile devices.

According to EA, the game is “easily the fastest-growing franchise we’ve ever had.” The firm will now look to bring the game from PC and console to mobile platforms in an attempt to maintain its current momentum.

Apex Legends has been dubbed by many as ‘the next Fortnite,’ taking on the battle royale experience that helped fuel the Epic Games title to the heights it has seen in recent years. The EA title today boasts more than 50 million players.

EA’s CEO, Andrew Wilson has said that the company was “overjoyed with Apex Legends.” This was during an earnings call in which the video game maker reported fiscal fourth quarter net income of $209 million.

In the same call, Wilson said that EA is now negotiating to bring Apex Legends to China to mobile devices.

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