A trend of Battle Royale, or more accurately Last Man Standing, games is to port to mobile as soon as they can, to draw in more players. not a bad idea in any case. Apex Legends will wait a few more days for that to happen though.
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale-hero shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in February 2019, and for Nintendo Switch in March 2021.
Now, one year later, the developers are taking the game one step further and releasing it on Mobile as well. At first it's going to be a regional release, following the, apparently, successful beta. However, the game is being delayed, with the following statement from the developers themselves:
"Due to current world events, we made the decision to shift the limited regional launch of Apex Legends Mobile. Our intention is to now release the game to participating countries on March 7, Pacific Standard Time."
As you can see, Apex Legends Mobile will launch on March 7. The reason for this delay still eludes us though. Perhaps the developers need more time, as the current world events don't show any signs of stopping before March 7.
In any case, Apex Legends Mobile will not be part of any cross-play with console and PC versions of the game. Instead, it's its own game, developed for mobile gaming exclusively. Aside from the currently 10 participating countries, developers say they will move the game on to the global stage once they see how the game performs with the regional launch, and they adjust accordingly.