EA reportedly cancels unannounced single-player Titanfall/Apex Legends project
Following EA’s announcement of the end of development on Apex Legends Mobile and Battlefield Mobile, it has been reported that the publisher has also canceled an unannounced single-player game set in the Titanfall/Apex Legends universe.
That’s according to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who, citing three people familiar with the matter, said the Respawn-developed game – known internally as TFL or Titanfall Legends – was helmed by creative director Mohammad Alavi until until he leaves the studio in 2021 to pursue what he has called his “next adventure”.
Prior to his departure, Alavi had confirmed that he was working on an “all-new Respawn single-player adventure”, which – combined with later word from VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb that the project was a first-person shooter with an emphasis on mobility and style – suggests that this is the same game that would have now been canned.
Schreier’s report follows official confirmation that Apex Legends Mobile has been canned.
According to Bloomberg, about 50 people at Respawn will be affected by the cancellation of the project, and EA will try to find them new positions within the company. Where this is not possible, employees will receive severance packages and be terminated.
Today’s news follows EA’s confirmation that it will shut down Battlefield Mobile developer Industrial Toys after that game’s cancellation, although the publisher has yet to say how many people will lose their employment following the closure.