Quantcast
RPGWatch Forums - View Single Post - LucasArts - Shuts Down
View Single Post

Default LucasArts - Shuts Down

April 4th, 2013, 09:21
Kotaku has the info that Disney has closed the Lucas Arts studio.
The staff were informed of the shutdown this morning, according to a reliable Kotaku source. Some 150 people were laid off, and both of the studio's current projects—Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313—were cancelled. Disney will still use the LucasArts name to license games, but the studio is no more.
Publicly, Disney is saying their current games could be licensed out to a different publisher or developer, but according to our source, that's unlikely. Our source says Lucas has pursued the option for "one or both games," but nothing happened. "With the teams now basically being dispersed I think both games are effectively dead forever," our source said.
More information.
--
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Winston Churchill
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde
Myrthos is offline

Myrthos

Myrthos's Avatar
Cave Canem
Administrator
RPGWatch Team

#12

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 6,628