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#1 bp9801

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:35 AM

Sad day for gamers everywhere, as Disney has officially shut down LucasArts. Current projects may or may not be canceled, but Disney may try to get an external company to finish Star Wars 1313.

 

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.

 

All told, around 150 employees are now unemployed. LucasArts was more than just Star Wars games, as adventure titles like The Secret of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango were all made there. Such a sad day...


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

You killed kyle Katen. You bastard!


Once again the greed of the few out ways the good of the many...

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:29 PM

This is an end of a era. LucasArts always had pretty good games for story telling. I remember playing a lot of games in the 90s that were pretty good... 


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

that sucks...was looking forward to 1313


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

:(

After re-readin the post. Maybe it is not so bad in the long run. It's not really the end, the only thing now is that developers will have to pay to use the brand name. 



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

The saddest part is now I have 150 more people to compete against for a job :wallbash:


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

We are incredibly appreciativeand proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles...

 

...we've had layoffs across the organization...

I don't want to see you when you're unappreciative then Disney :glare:

 

Sad news in deed, which reminds me I need to play my Jedi Knight collection I bought on steam a while ago (as well as forcing myself through KOTOR to see if my opinion changes in its favor)


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:30 AM

Well thats gay..



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

I was hoping they would remake Outlaws :(


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

Lucasarts hasn't released a good game in over a decade. Good riddance - now we can get better games!

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:07 AM

Grim Fandango was the last and probably only Lucas Arts game I enjoy haha :lol:

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:06 AM

Am I the only one that enjoyed SWTOR?

 

Why did everyone bash it? I thought it was pretty enjoyable..might get on that in a little bit actually.