If the idea of a new single-player game set in the Titanfall and Apex Legends universe sounds like a dream come true, we’re sorry to report that those dreams have been dashed before they even had a chance.
NEW: Yesterday EA and Respawn quietly canceled a single-player game in the Apex/Titanfall universe, according to three people familiar. EA will try to find new positions for the ~50 people who were on the team but will lay off those who can't be placed: https://t.co/E5ivrqDUsa
Bloomberg’s Jason Schrier reports that a team of 50 staff was working on the game, led by Mohammad Alavi before he left the studio last year, all of whom have been informed of the cancellation and told they’d either be found new roles within the company or let go with a severance package.
Respawn’s current big project is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which itself was recently subjected to a six-week delay while the studio works to polish the game up to its standards.
RESPAWN’S FULL STATEMENT ON STAR WARS JEDI SURVIVOR DELAY:
For the last three years, the Jedi team here at Respawn has poured its collective heart and soul into Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and we are proud to say the next chapter in the tale of Cal Kestis is content complete. We are now focused entirely on the final stage: bug fixes to enhance performance, stability, polish, and most importantly, the player experience.
Jedi: Survivor is a direct response to the feedback from our community, delivering expansive destinations to explore, evolved combat and traversal, and of course, the continuation of Cal and BD’s story. Making this game has truly made us a better team, and we have pushed ourselves at every level to make this the Star Wars sequel our fans expect from Respawn and Lucasfilm Games.
In order for the team to hit the Respawn quality bar, provide the team the time they need, and achieve the level of polish our fans deserve, we have added six crucial weeks to our release schedule – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will now launch globally on April 28th.
Thanks to EA and Respawn for giving us the time to deliver the best experience for our players, and to all of you for your understanding.