EA keeps Bit Reactor's Star Wars title, kills Respawn FPS

EA keeps Bit Reactor's Star Wars title, kills Respawn FPS

The Star Wars strategy title being made by developer Bit Reactor and published by EA is still in the works.

That's according to the studio, which posted on Twitter that the project was still in development.

"Last week was difficult for the industry, and more so because of our strong relationships within the other teams at Respawn," Bit Reactor wrote.

"But for those asking, we are still hard at work, and our game was unaffected by last week's news."

That follows Electronic Arts cutting around 670 members of staff and moving away from licensed projects it doesn't have confidence in. That included a Star Wars first-person shooter that Respawn was helming, which was announced back in 2022.

“Respawn’s unique ability to connect with players and create exceptional game experiences is unrivaled in entertainment,” the president of EA's Entertainment division, Laura Miele, said.

“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 instillments of the iconic franchises they want is the definition of blockbuster storytelling and the right place to focus.”

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