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Apex Legends Boasts 10M Players; 1M Concurrent

A Message from Vince Zampella has word from the Respawn boss on how Apex Legends is performing like a boss since the launch of this battle royale Titanfall spinoff a few days ago. Word is that just 72 hours after the launch of the free-to-play game over 10 million players have played, and the game has peaked at over one million concurrent players:

In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!

This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too.

We hoped you’d love it as much as us, but never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we’ve seen. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey. This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.

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31. Re: Apex Legends Boasts 10M Players; 1M Concurrent Feb 8, 2019, 09:57 jacobvandy
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 8, 2019, 01:59:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 7, 2019, 20:51:
necrosis wrote on Feb 7, 2019, 20:39:
Well the game is free so...

Nah man, that was my feeling too when they were boasting about a million people trying it, but a million playing at once is pretty impressive. The only question left is regarding staying power, will they be able to retain numbers like that once the EA marketing machine moves on to their next in line and the hype dies down?

What are you talking about? What marketing machine? The game was announced like one day before it was released. There was 0 marketing. All the hype is generated post-launch, usually by the players themselves and simple word of mouth. This is how games used to be made, way back in the early 90s.

Lmao.. How do you think people heard of the announcement livestream? EA has been tweeting more about this game for the past week than everything else combined, to their 5 million+ followers. Their name alone ensures every news outlet on the internet will post something about a new game when the press release comes across their desk (you don't see indies getting their gameplay trailer on somewhere like MSN.com). And as mentioned, they paid the most popular streamer on Twitch what I'm sure was a good amount of money to play this instead of the game he's earned his fortune and following from. I saw a full-page roadblock ad on Origin the first time I loaded it up this week, and it's been front and center on the PlayStation Store, probably Xbox, too..

Just because they didn't buy a Super Bowl ad for it, that doesn't mean the game hasn't benefited greatly from their influence in the industry. The machine still runs, still dwarfs anything a developer from the '90s could ever dream of, even when it's not at full capacity. Zampella is pretty popular for an individual dev, but he doesn't have the reach or the money to make a surprise launch work so well on his own.
 
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