Apex Legends surpasses $1 billion in revenue and EA confirms the new Battlefield to be unveiled in June. The carousel of economic results presentations takes us to Electronic Arts, which beyond annual revenues of 6.19 billion dollars, a year-on-year increase of 15%, has left us with other data. One of them is that Apex Legends has managed to become a game that has generated more than 1,000 million dollars in net bookings (income from sales of products and services), and the other is the confirmation that the new Battlefield will be presented in June as a title for the last and new generation.
Apex Legends surpasses $1 billion in revenue
As the graph offered by Electronic Arts shows, Apex Legends revenues have only grown since the free-to-play game debuted in February 2019. Moreover, considering that during the first quarter of 2021 the title registered all kinds of records, the future of Apex Legends looks promising, at least in terms of revenue. As detailed by Blake Jorgensen, EA’s CFO, the company forecasted that it would take longer for the battle royale to surpass $1 billion in revenue.
Apex Legends is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam, Origin). Its latest content has been the Legacy update which has introduced the new Valkyrie legend, new Arena maps, and an overhaul of the Olympus map.
Regarding Battlefield 6 (or whatever it ends up being called), Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, has confirmed that the game will be unveiled throughout June and the trailer we will see will feature the logos of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC, the platforms on which the game will be available. We’ll see how DICE handles having to deliver a title graphically up to current-gen standards but that can also run decently on older consoles.
As for the game itself, as of today, Electronic Arts has managed to keep the secrets surrounding the new Battlefield pretty well. The previous installment, Battlefield V (2018), was set in World War II, and its predecessor, Battlefield 1 (2016), in World War I. If with Battlefield VI we move forward in time again perhaps we will find a more modern conflict such as the Vietnam War, a scenario that the saga already visited with Battlefield Vietnam (2004).
In addition to Battlefield 6, which will be available during the second half of the year, Electronic Arts are working on an installment of the saga for mobiles that will arrive in 2022 and will be independent.