Apex Legends has begun a precipitous fall from grace over the previous few months, in keeping with a brand new report that confirms its monetary earnings have dipped drastically in back-to-back months. Concerns over the viability of long-term Apex Legends assist have been cropping up ever since common Twitch streamer Shroud declared he felt the sport wasn’t superb anymore, suggesting that he would a lot relatively play PUBG or different battle royale titles.
Things started piling on from that time: Shroud’s considerations gave followers who had been antsy over the sport’s lack of content material updates extra confidence that they weren’t alone of their evaluation, making a vocal contingent within the Apex Legends playerbase that has demanded extra frequent and significant additions to the title ever since. Another main streaming persona, Dr. Disrespect, referred to Apex Legends as a beta construct of an unfinished sport, suggesting that he’d be captivated by a number of the parts he appreciated supplied it felt extra like a full title sooner or later.
None of that will matter, in fact, supplied Apex Legends maintained a persistently interesting bottomline for writer EA and developer Respawn Entertainment. A brand new report means that, whereas the sport’s numbers nonetheless seem like good, the Apex Legends star is fading quick—the sport generated solely $24 million in April 2019 in keeping with SuperData Research. That determine remains to be spectacular out of context, however in comparison with the sport’s preliminary figures, April represented 1 / 4 of what the sport made throughout February, its launch month.
Obviously, a drop off was anticipated after the sport’s gaudy first month figures put it on tempo to outgrow Fortnite by a large margin. Those numbers merely aren’t sustainable in a style full of high quality competitors. The concern stems from the drop-off being so pronounced and so fast, one thing that implies Apex Legends is in determined want of a shake-up sooner relatively than later. Luckily for followers, that may very well be coming very quickly, as Apex Legends Season 2 is slated to get throughout E3 2019 week this yr.
There’s additionally the addition of Apex Legends cell to stay up for, one thing that might fairly simply persuade lots of the followers who misplaced curiosity in Respawn’s battle royale title to offer it one other shot. The transfer to cell is what launched Fortnite into its ubiquity as the most well-liked battle royale sport in the marketplace, and the extra platforms might do the identical for Apex Legends. One factor stays sure, although—one thing wants to vary for Apex Legends, and it must occur shortly.
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Source: SuperData Research
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