Respawn Entertainment, the developers behind the Titanfall series and Apex Legends, announced that they were going to shut down Apex Legends Mobile on May 1, 2023, at 4 PM PDT. The announcement came via a tweet.
In the tweet, Respawn Entertainment posted a link to a blog post where they explained their decision in detail and answered questions players might have.
It said: “At Respawn, we aim to provide players with games that are consistently outstanding. Following a strong start, the content pipeline for Apex Legends Mobile has begun to fall short of that bar for quality, quantity, and cadence. It is for this reason, after months of working with our development partner, that we have made the mutual decision to sunset our mobile game.
“Today marks the beginning of a ninety (90) day window before we sunset the game. As of 1 PM PST today, January 31st, we will be disabling all real money in-app purchases in the game as well as removing the game from web stores. During this period, players can spend their existing Syndicate Gold and continue playing the full game. At 4 PM PDT on May 1st, 2023, we will cease operations in all regions, and the game will no longer be playable.”
Furthermore, they made it clear that they won’t be providing refunds for real money purchases in-game. Fans were unhappy with the decision and did not hold back while expressing their feelings on Twitter.
One user who goes by @VeeTheGator replied to the tweet by saying: “You should all be ashamed. Be it your decision or EA’s, this is an absolutely horrible way to treat your fans and players.”