Respawn's Star Wars FPS Cancelled

A follow-up post from Electronic Arts announces the cancellation of Respawn's planned Star Wars first-person shooter, which fits with its stated plan of reconsidering licensed IP. This also discusses mobile plans, and how the previously reported departure of Marcus Lehto will affect the Battlefield series. Here's word on the cancelled Star Wars shooter:
Respawn's unique ability to connect with players and create exceptional game experiences is unrivaled in entertainment. 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.
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Mar 3, 2024, 19:49
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BicycleRepairMan wrote on Mar 3, 2024, 19:44:
Good. Respawn should make a cool game based on being a cool game and not based on Star Wars or any other oversaturated Hollywood crap. Look at helldivers or enshrouded or deep rock Galactic , just cool shit based on what the developer thinks will be cool. And that works. People play it because its good. Not because its got the marketing budget of a starwars movie.

Having said that , I'm confident EA will find an even dumber way of wasting Respawns talent on some rehashed ip they plan on cashing in on.
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Mar 3, 2024, 19:44
 
Good. Respawn should make a cool game based on being a cool game and not based on Star Wars or any other oversaturated Hollywood crap. Look at helldivers or enshrouded or deep rock Galactic , just cool shit based on what the developer thinks will be cool. And that works. People play it because its good. Not because its got the marketing budget of a starwars movie.
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Feb 29, 2024, 11:19
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Feb 29, 2024, 11:19
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Thanks, EA. A Star Wars FPS would have made me buy a game made by you, but like a blind monkey with a gun you are No. 1 when it comes to shooting yourself in the foot. Enjoy your downfall with live service games/games as a service that you will definitely go for in the future because they are sooo successful... not.

I always was rooting for now Microsoft's Machine Games (Wolfenstein) to develop a Star Wars FPS. They would offer an exciting and long single-player campaign - something that EA thinks does not work because it won't result in a steady stream of income.
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Feb 29, 2024, 11:16
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This is why the Star wars license should not be confined to one publisher. Gawd damnit.
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Feb 29, 2024, 11:06
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Might be time for a playthrough of KOTOR 2 with TSLRCM enabled.
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Feb 29, 2024, 09:34
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Because the best way to ensure your large team doesn't get burnout or suffer from creative fatigue is to make only one kind of game forever. It worked out so well for Telltale.
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Feb 29, 2024, 09:07
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Feb 29, 2024, 09:07
 
While this is potentially bad news, they may have just seen the Ubisoft Star Wars game (Outlaws?) and decided the path they were on was going to look like shit in comparison, and quit while they were ahead. We'll never know now, of course. Games do get cancelled all the time though.
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Feb 29, 2024, 02:02
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Respawn will become the next Visceral Games, Extinct!! Thanks to EA, another good developer down the drain.
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Feb 29, 2024, 00:49
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When did they ask me what I wanted? How can they assume I want a Jedi game? They didn’t ask us so I don’t understand how they came to their conclusion. I don’t believe their reasoning; it seems they’re making an excuse to shut that down.
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Feb 28, 2024, 23:45
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Jivaro wrote on Feb 28, 2024, 22:30:
People just want new Star Wars stories that don't involve a Skywalker or Palpatine somehow. It's not some sort of riddle.
Where was it ever revealed the FPS was going to be centered around Skywalker or Palpatine?
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Feb 28, 2024, 22:30
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Feb 28, 2024, 22:30
 Jivaro
 
People just want new Star Wars stories that don't involve a Skywalker or Palpatine somehow. It's not some sort of riddle.
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Feb 28, 2024, 21:54
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Feb 28, 2024, 21:54
 
Bet another smoothbrained executive that doesn't even play games made this decision.
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Feb 28, 2024, 20:10
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Feb 28, 2024, 20:10
 
Sad news, sounds like no taking risks, trying new ideas... I like Respawn but it stinks to see talented teams work on the same games/IPs all the time. Thank goodness for indie and smaller devs pushing boundaries and trying new concepts!
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