Friday, April 5, 2013

Disney Shuts Down Lucas Arts

Growing up and playing games every gamer remembers playing at least one LucasArts game and it was probably a Star Wars game. When Disney bought Star Wars they also got the LucasArts development studio in the deal. Unfortunately it was announced that Disney has shut down Lucas Arts development studio and cancelled all current projects from the studio.

The shutdown laid off over 150 people in the studio and cancelled 2 anticipated games, Star Wars 1313, and Star Wars: First Assault. Disney plans to use the Lucas Arts name to license games, but not develop games anymore. In a statement from LucasFilm the parent company of LucasArts they stated "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."

After hearing this news gamer's have been reminiscing their favorite memories of the games that LucasArts developed. Rest in peace LucasArts. We will always have those special memories that you created for us.

What were some of your fondest memories from this studio?

Cameron Deao


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