Apex Legends Pattern Reveals Massive Drop In Interest
It appears that Apex Legends may no longer be at the forefront of battle royale enthusiast’s minds. According to a new report from market research firm SuperData, the Respawn Entertainment free-to-play game has dropped out of the list of top 10 highest grossing games on PC for the first time since it launched earlier this year. The money numbers aren’t looking so hot either, as SuperData also revealed, as reported by Eurogamer, that the game generated $24 million in April, which marks a 74% drop since the title’s launch month in February. This particular statistic covers both the PC and console versions of the game.
The old adage ‘the bigger they are, harder they fall’ rings true here, as per SuperData, Apex Legends had the strongest start of any free-to-play title of all time. While on the surface level the game’s decline is a bit more difficult to notice, the sign of the times is best mirrored in the game’s declining interest on Twitch. Back in February, Apex Legends averaged over 200,000 viewers at a time, while this month the average numbers are closer to 10% of that.
Respawn likely won’t go out without a fight, though. The developer previously revealed that Titanfall 3 had been pushed further out in order to put a higher focus on Apex Legends. There is also plenty of new content planned, as EA has confirmed that the battle royale game will be showcased at E3 2019. It is likely that we will be getting a glimpse of the season 2 battle pass, as well as a potential first look at one or more new and upcoming characters. Either way, the developer needs to do something to reign in some more interest.
Apex Legends is now free to play for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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