Due to “factors beyond our control,” Respawn Entertainment has stated that it would be ending Apex Legends Mobile later this year. This decision has prevented the studio from continuing to provide a “high-quality experience.” The game will no longer be playable, and support for Apex Legends will terminate on May 1 at 4 p.m. PDT.
Respawn made this announcement in a message that was posted on their official Twitter account. The company refers to the decision as “difficult” to make.
The developer goes on to express gratitude to all of the players and teams who tried out Apex Legends Mobile during its active period, which was undoubtedly brief given that the game only debuted on May 17 of last year, meaning that it won’t even be a year old when it is shut down.
The statement states, “This decision does not come without difficulty.” “We have been unable to continue providing the high-quality service and content that our players deserve due to outside factors.
We are eternally grateful to our gamers and crew for cooperating with us on Apex Legends Mobile, even for a brief period of time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
We have made the decision to sunset Apex Legends Mobile.
— Respawn (@Respawn) January 31, 2023
In a call with investors, EA's CEO described the surprising shutdown of the recently released Apex Legends Mobile as a closing of this "version" of the game, teases future mobile plans for the franchise
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) January 31, 2023
However, Apex Legends’ time on mobile devices might not be over just yet. EA CEO Andrew Wilson reportedly said during a recent earnings call that the business was merely discontinuing this “edition” of Apex Legends Mobile, raising the possibility that the publisher may have other plans for mobile.
These remarks were relayed by Stephen Totilo, co-author of Axios Gaming. In any case, it appears that you’ll only have a limited amount of time to play Apex Legends on the go in the near future.