EA Says Apex Legends Won’t Threaten Battlefield 5 Firestorm

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"We absolutely are looking at that in the context of Apex", Wilson said in regards to cross-platform play, noting that other games in EA's lineup, particularly Federation Internationale de Football Association, could benefit from cross-play as well.

Set in the same universe as Titanfall, Apex Legends is EA's new free-to-play battle royale title.

The statement ended with the reveal that "Respawn also plans to launch a premium game this year that is a new twist on the Titanfall universe", despite Respawn CEO Vince Zampella emphasising that a third entry wasn't on the cards just hours prior. "Q3 was a hard quarter for Electronic Arts and we did not perform to our expectations".

"I think that we made the right decision to move the title in service of the quality of the game". "Elsewhere in the business, we're making adjustments to improve execution and we're refocusing R&D".

EA's executives noted that it sold 7.3 million copies of Battlefield V in the latest quarter, which was 1 million less than its guidance for this quarter.

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If you want to know what can wrong with an overpowered item in battle royale, just look at Fortnite's Infinity Blade - an item so powerful that players revolted and it had to be pulled from the game.

Apex Legends - a new battle royale game from Titanfall developer Rwspawn Entertainment - is barely out of the gate, but already Electronic Arts is looking toward the game's future. He also pointed to the game's holiday launch.

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This is something that Battle Royale competitor Fortnite does not have, yet it's the number one requested feature from players. "Unfortunately, the later release date meant the game launched deeper into a competitive holiday window where heavy price discounting was a big factor". Investors are certainly being cautious-EA's share price is down more than 13 percent this morning.

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