Over one million people are playing Apex Legends

Respawn’s (kind of) unexpected simultaneous livestream announcement and release of its free-to-play class-based battle royale megamix proves that, whatever everybody pretends otherwise, people play EA games – with more than one million wannabe Legends jumping into Kings Canyon in less than eight hours of launch.

Whether or not the game can maintain its dizzying momentum is unproved for now, but with its unique mashup of genres, Apex Legends is something (kind of) new and (kind of) different in a space that’s perhaps become too derivative on each side. So that’s important too.

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