US-based video game development studio Respawn Entertainment shared a post on its Twitter and announced the end of Apex Legends Mobile. The game will be shut down on May 1st. Ironically, Apex Legends Mobile came out on May 2022.
Respawn’s Twitter post includes a direct link to EA’s website, explaining the decision and what is to come. Even though there will be no refunds, any purchase made by the players will remain in their account until the servers go down. Any virtual currency balances can be spent on in-game content.
On the blog post, Respawn made this statement:
“At Respawn, we aim to provide players with games that are consistently outstanding. Following a strong start, the content pipeline for Apex Legends Mobile has begun to fall short of that bar for quality, quantity, and cadence. It is for this reason, after months of working with our development partner, that we have made the mutual decision to sunset our mobile game.
Although disappointing, we are proud of the game we launched, are grateful for the support of the Apex Legends community, and are confident that this is the right decision for players.”
Apex Legends Mobile was the most successful non-sport EA game in 2022 and the second most popular franchise. Respawn said the decision for Apex Legends Mobile is platform-specific and is independent of the game on PC and consoles.