EA has canceled unannounced Star Wars FPS developed by Respawn Entertainment

Posted on February 28, 2024 by Tyler Nienburg

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It wasn’t too long ago when rumors were swirling about Respawn Entertainment developing a first-person Star Wars Mandalorian video game. Today, EA announced it will be cutting 5% of its workforce impacting 670 employees within the company.

After the news of EA laying off more employees came out, questions were asked about which games were impacted. EA Entertainment president Laura Miele confirmed that they have canceled the in-development Star Wars FPS to VGC.

Respawn‘s unique ability to connect with players and create exceptional game experiences is unrivaled in entertainment,” she said in a statement. “As we’ve looked at Respawn’s portfolio over the last few months, what’s clear is the games our players are most excited about are Jedi and Respawn’s rich library of owned brands.

“Knowing this, we have decided to pivot away from early development on a Star Wars FPS Action game to focus our efforts on new projects based on our owned brands while providing support for existing games.

“It’s always hard to walk away from a project, and this decision is not a reflection of the team’s talent, tenacity, or passion they have for the game. Giving fans the next installments of the iconic franchises they want is the definition of blockbuster storytelling and the right place to focus.”

The Star Wars FPS video game was being led by Peter Hirschmann who had worked on the original Battlefront games. On the bright side, EA wants to focus on the successful Star Wars Jedi series that has been well-received by fans

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