After the surprise unveiling and subsequent release of Respawn’s new battle royale game, Apex Legends, the Titanfall dev is celebrating its first milestone of 1 million players.
Yep, the game has barely been live for 24 hours and already the game has smashed 1 million unique players. In fact, this milestone was achieved in less than eight hours after the game was launched.
I’m so overwhelmed right now, @PlayApex broke a million unique players in under 8 hours. ❤️❤️❤️
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 5, 2019
That’s not all though as the game also saw a peak of almost half a million viewers on Twitch, which is pretty good considering the market is fairly flooded with Battle Royale games right now.
As for the future of Titanfall, well with Apex Legends being set within the same universe many have wondered whether this is the sequel to Titanfall 2, and in some ways, it is, but not directly.
“There are some people who think there are too many battle royale games or it’s a fad,” said lead producer, Drew McCoy. “The world thinks we’re making Titanfall 3 and we’re not – this is what we’re making.”
Yeah, it’s a bit of a bummer, but it at least shows that Respawn is putting all of their effort on this game and not just hoping for a flash in the pan while they work on other things.