Respawn's Star Wars FPS game has been canceled

A Mandalorian game from Respawn Entertainment has been canned following restructuring at EA.


EA announced yesterday that it will be laying off five percent of its company amid a reorganization and narrowing of its focus. In addition to cutting hundreds of jobs, the studio also announced that it would be canceling some currently in development projects. This includes a first-person shooter set in the Star Wars universe from Respawn Entertainment.

Following the announcements of layoffs at EA yesterday, EA president Laura Miele informed employees that Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars FPS would not be moving forward, as IGN confirmed. This falls in line with Andrew Wilson’s announcement of job cuts, which included the fact that EA wants to move away from some licensed content.

Two Mandalorians firing weapons from behind cover.

Source: Lucasfilm

Respawn’s unannounced Star Wars game was said to be a first-person shooter in which you play as a Mandalorian, a member of a faction of mercenaries and bounty hunters. Details are sparse, but the story apparently centered a different Mandalorian than the one popularized in the Disney+ show. Of course, Respawn is experienced in the Star Wars universe having developed Jedi: Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor.

With EA’s Mandalorian game canceled, that’s another shooter from Respawn Entertainment that will never see the light of day. It’s one of many projects to be scrapped as part of the unprecedented layoffs being performed across the games industry this year.

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    February 29, 2024 8:00 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Respawn's Star Wars FPS game has been canceled

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      February 29, 2024 12:49 PM

      EA: Ruin Everything.

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      February 29, 2024 1:10 PM

      Why the fuck, unless it was canceled internally? Respawn does FPS gold and Star Wars sells

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        February 29, 2024 5:53 PM

        Bean counting execs are dumb. They see one generic ass single-player shooter flop (the Immortals of Areola) and then assume that all single-player shooters are doomed.

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      February 29, 2024 5:04 PM

      At least we will get another Jedi game, which have been good. Also I'm looking forward to that outlaws game

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