According to three people familiar with the matter, Electronic Arts Inc. has canceled a game based on the popular Apex Legends and Titanfall franchises. The game, which had not been officially announced, was in production at EA developer Respawn Entertainment.
EA, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, gave a less-than-hoped-for outlook for revenue in the current quarter and said it was canceling the Apex Legends mobile game and a mobile version of Battlefield, and shutting down Industrial Toys, the studio behind it. The company also delayed the highly anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Management informed the team of around 50 people working on the unnamed game that EA would attempt to find positions within the company for them. For those who can’t be placed, severance packages and layoffs are being offered, according to the people familiar with the situation, who asked to remain anonymous due to not being authorized to speak to the press. An EA spokesperson declined to comment.
The canceled project, code-named TFL or Titanfall Legends, was a single-player game set in the universe shared by the Apex Legends and Titanfall games. Veteran designer Mohammad Alavi directed it until he left the company in early 2022. Although the game had not been advertised, EA had alluded to it multiple times.