EA lays off 5% of staff, cancels Respawn’s unannounced Star Wars FPS as it shifts focus from licensed IP

Electronic Arts announced overnight plans to lay off 5% of its workforce, close a studio, sunset a selection of mobile games, and cancel a first-person shooter based in the Star Wars universe.

According to estimates, EA will make approximately 670 jobs redundant, and it has started “communicating these impacts” to employees. EA expects to complete the process by early next quarter.

“I understand this will create uncertainty and be challenging for many who have worked with such dedication and passion and have made important contributions to our company. While not every team will be impacted, this is the hardest part of these changes, and we have deeply considered every option to try and limit impacts to our teams,” said EA CEO Andrew Wilson in a public notice.

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