Respawn Entertainment announced and released a brand new game without much warning yesterday - although some leaks did ruin the surprise. It seems battle royale fans are already flocking to the game quite heavily, as Respawn CEO Vince Zampella tweeted that Apex Legends has crossed the one million unique players mark.
The milestone was reached less than eight hours into the launch across Origin on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game's free-to-play nature and the massive push by streamers on Twitch, where the game has stayed in the number one spot since launch, certainly helped in spreading the word about the new arrival to the battle royale arena.
It won't be surprising if this number keeps jumping up to even higher milestones over the coming days and weeks, which we have seen with previous battle royale success stories like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite.
While battle royale fans seem to be enjoying the game, those waiting for another major Titanfall entry from Respawn may have some waiting to do. In an interview with Eurogamer, the studio said that Apex Legends is what the Titanfall team has been entirely focused on making, and that Titanfall 3 is not currently in development.
Apex Legends is completely free to play through Origin on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. As expected from a free game, there are microtransactions in it, but they are used to purchase items that are purely cosmetic and can also be earned through regular playing. The studio will also be implementing a battle pass system à la Fortnite in March with even more cosmetic rewards.