The battle royale recreation from the builders of Titanfall continues to soar.
The battle royale recreation Apex Legends launched greater than two years in the past, but it surely’s nonetheless setting information. The free-to-play recreation from the builders of Titanfall surpassed 198,000 concurrent gamers on Steam lately, setting a brand new excessive watermark for the sport.
SteamDB had Apex Legends at a peak concurrent participant determine of 198,235 on the finish of February. The sport is exhibiting robust development, as Apex Legends’ peak concurrent participant quantity rose by round 70,000 in comparison with January, in keeping with SteamDB (via PC Gamer).
These are large numbers, however they do not even seize the complete extent of Apex’s attain. The battle royale recreation can be obtainable on Origin, the place it presumably has a sizeable playerbase.
The success appears to recommend that Apex’s Season 8 helped deliver extra gamers into the fold to take a look at the brand new hero, Fuse, and duke it out on the brand new model of the King’s Canyon map.
Apex Legends initially launched in February 2019 but it surely did not come to Steam till November 2020. The sport is a chart-topper on Steam, constantly rating within the top 10 most-played games on the platform.
The continuing success of Apex Legends helps writer Digital Arts in a giant approach. The corporate mentioned in its newest earnings briefing that Apex Legends skilled a 30% development in new gamers year-over-year, whereas its numerous microtransactions helped EA make billions from in-game purchases.
Apex Legends will develop additional when it releases on Nintendo Switch on March 9 with a port studio Panic Button.
Many are questioning if developer Respawn will ever return to Titanfall within the wake of Apex’s success. Based on EA Studios boss Laura Miele, the fate of the Titanfall series is in Respawn’s hands, and the studio will resolve tips on how to transfer ahead.