EA Cancels First-Person Star Wars Game from Respawn Entertainment

EA Cancels First-Person Star Wars Game from Respawn Entertainment

We know that Respawn Entertainment is behind the hit Star Wars Jedi games, but the studio was working on another SW property that was said to be based on the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

Now IGN is reporting that the FPS game that was being planned has now been effectively cancelled. This includes EA’s recent shake-up which saw the termination of 670 developers from the company. EA Entertainment president Laura Miele said in the official announcement:

“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.”

As expected, a lot of Star Wars fans were definitely disappointed in the news. There have already been several projects that have been announced and cancelled; as well as other projects that seem to be stuck in limbo (when will we get an update on Star Wars: Hunters?).  It’s only a matter of time before we get official cancellations for projects that haven’t been updated in a while like Star Wars: Eclipse or Star Wars: Outlaws.

Don’t even get me started on the Boba Fett game, Star Wars 1313.

If it’s any consolation, it has been confirmed that other EA projects are very much in the works including the third Star Wars Jedi game as well as the previously announced Black Panther and Iron Man games.

It’s definitely a bummer that EA isn’t going to be focusing on more Star Wars games in the future, but hopefully this opens the door for more eager AAA studios to try and pick up the SW license.

No release date has been set for the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, but that game is now playable for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5.

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