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Apex Legends Mobile Goes Offline This May

Apex Legends Mobile

Apex Legends Mobile, the portable version of Respawn’s squad-based shooter, is getting shut down this May.

Apex Legends is developer by Respawn Entertainment, while the mobile version, also free-to-play, is co-developed by Respawn and LightSpeed Studios. However, while the former still lives, and gets new content on a regular basis, Apex Legends Mobile is shutting down.

It may not be as pretty as its bigger brother, certainly. But the mobile version is no slouch and, on decent hardware, is certainly fun for a dabble. However, as of May 1st it’ll be no more – could it be down to poor player numbers?

Not according to the statement Tweeted out by Respawn. Instead, it says that “Factors beyond our control have prevented us from maintaining the high-quality experience our players deserve.”

A FAQ page on publisher EA’s site goes into a little more detail:

” 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.”

In other words it wasn’t the game they wanted it to be. The FAQ also reveals that there won’t be any refunds, so if you spent money on in-game purchases you’re not getting it back.

You can read the full FAQ here, and tackle the main Apex Legends game on PC, PlayStation Xbox, PC and Switch. Between this, Babylon’s Fall, Rumbleverse and more it’s not been a good few months for Live Service games.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.