EA says that it is in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile platforms including iOS.
The announcement was made during a conference call for the company's quarterly earnings.
"We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile, and we will update you on time frames when those negotiations are concluded. We are self-publishing Apex Legends in Korea. The game offers an opportunity for us to build a direct connection with our players there, and we hope to be able to leverage this for other games," the company said.
"We are hugely excited about the future of Apex Legends. Players love it, with a Metacritic of 89 and an extremely high net promoter score. Engagement is strong, and we have big plans for the Legends and the world they compete in," the company added.
According to EA, the Respawn-developed battle royale game is “easily the fastest-growing franchise we’ve ever had.”
EA is looking to keep pace with Apex’s biggest competitors, Fortnite and PUBG. Both of those games are available on mobile, though they utilize different strategies. Fortnite is essentially the exact same experience across all platforms, including mobile, while PUBG has a separate version called PUBG Mobile.
EA said that the company's player base grew to more than 500 million active player accounts in FY19. This was driven by engagement in top franchises and live services on major platforms, as well as the introduction of new IP including the free-to-play game Apex Legends.