EA and Respawn have announced the end of support for Apex Legends Mobile, with users now no longer able to download the game or spend any money on its in-app store. For the 90 days following the game will still be playable, but as of May 1st, 2023, the game will cease to function completely.
Respawn says the decision to sunset the game was made due to the content pipeline for the mobile iteration of its popular online shooter falling short of the quality, quantity and cadence it expects from the game and the partner developers responsible for it (Tencent’s Lightspeed & Quantum Studios).
The blog post announcing the changes reads: “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.”
We have made the decision to sunset Apex Legends Mobile.
Alongside this news, EA has also announced that it’s ceasing development of its Battlefield mobile game to reevaluate how it positions the series’ mobile offerings in relation to the game on other platforms, saying “We’ve also made the decision to stop the development of the current Battlefield mobile title. As the industry has evolved and our strategy to create a deeply connected Battlefield ecosystem has taken shape, we decided to pivot from the current direction to best deliver on our vision for the franchise and to meet the expectations of our players. We remain highly committed to unlocking Battlefield’s enormous potential. We’re hard at work at evolving Battlefield 2042, and are in pre-production on our future Battlefield experiences at our studios across the globe.”