Released about a week ago, "Apex Legends" is similar to "Fortnite" in that it is a free, online multiplayer video game in which players go head-to-head in a battle royale style (think last man standing).
As someone who has lost touch with the battle royale genre, this game has revitalized that feeling that I first had when I couldn't stop playing PUBG.
The game was instantly popular.
As players can buy them with real money some have argued that they are a form of gambling. All told, that's an extra 9,500 people. Because Fortnite has been the standard for battle royale games, the mobilization to Apex Legends this past week resulted in a mass exodus for Fortnite. And if that happens, let's just hope it is not limited to certain devices at launch as was the case with Epic Games' smash hit, Fortnite. Dextero points out that Apex Legends had an average viewership of 183,089 over the seven day period ending on February 10. After one week, the game has already surpassed 25 million gamers and has "well over two million" concurrent players, according to Respawn CEO Vince Zampella.
EA disclosed the new number on Twitter. While Apex Legends seems to be taking names, and is a huge success for both EA, and Respawn, some might have forgotten that Titanfall 2 is a pretty badass game in itself.
And now Apex Legends is the most-viewed title on the Twitch game streaming service.
Electronics Arts Inc also announced that this has driven its shares up by 16 percent on Friday.
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The news comes nearly a week after the company lowered its yearly revenue projections following weak sales of its "Battlefield V" title, that had sent its stock plunging 18 percent.
Rival Activision Blizzard Inc was up almost 1 percent ahead of its quarterly results, which are due after the bell.
After a 9.6 percent surge on intraday on Monday, the stock ended slightly lower at $97.24.