Digital Arts Inc. canceled a sport based mostly on the favored Apex Legends and Titanfall franchises, in response to three folks accustomed to the matter.
The sport, which hadn’t been publicly introduced, was in manufacturing at EA developer Respawn Leisure. On Tuesday, EA, one of many world’s largest online game publishers, gave a disappointing outlook for income within the present quarter. The corporate mentioned it was canceling the Apex Legends cell sport in addition to a cell model of Battlefield and shuttered Industrial Toys, the studio behind it. EA additionally delayed the extremely anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, one other title in growth at Respawn.
Administration knowledgeable the unnamed sport’s group of about 50 folks that EA will attempt to discover positions for them throughout the firm. Anybody who can’t be positioned can be given severance packages and laid off, in response to the folks accustomed to the matter, who requested to talk anonymously as a result of they weren’t licensed to talk to the press. An EA spokesperson declined to remark.
The canceled undertaking, code-named TFL or Titanfall Legends, was a single-player sport set within the universe shared by the Apex Legends and Titanfall video games. It was directed by veteran designer Mohammad Alavi till he left the corporate in early 2022. Though the sport hadn’t been marketed, EA had hinted at it a number of occasions.