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Disney closes LucasArts, the fate of current projects unknown
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April 03, 2013, 21:32:10
 

Not long after their acquisition of Lucasfilm and several related properties, Disney has closed the LucasArts game publishing and development studio. Although LucasArts has not output much on Nintendo platforms in recent years, it's still sad to see them go. You can read the full story here.

From Disney:

"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles."

Kotaku was reporting that the current projects like Star Wars 1313 were all cancelled, but Game Informer spoke to a source that says there might be other options.

"It is worth noting that we are looking for proven external partners who can help us provide video games to our fans. We still believe in the video game industry, we still will provide Star Wars games, we're just looking at different models rather than internal production... They're evaluating everything. There's always a possibility that it [Star Wars 1313] can still come out via licensing."

I must note that this is not an April Fool's joke. The date of this news is April 3rd.

SOURCE: Game Informer

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Posted: 04/03/13, 21:32:10  - Edited by 
 on: 04/08/13, 04:39:00    
 
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@chrisbg99
I seriously think this is a step toward your dream coming true (albeit a tiny one).
Lucasarts abandoned those IPs loooong ago.


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 on: 04/04/13, 01:11:20
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