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Topic # 115711 4-Apr-2013 09:14
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We all knew it was going to happen....but now its official.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/04/end-of-an-era-disney-shuts-down-internal-game-development-at-lucasarts/

"While it seems the LucasArts name will live on as a brand to handle Star Warsgame licensing going forward, the developer is, for all intents and purposes, no more. It's the end of a game development brand that goes back to 1982."




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  Reply # 792938 4-Apr-2013 09:30
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more and more we are starting to see EA swallowing the gaming world.... this cannot be a good thing

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  Reply # 793099 4-Apr-2013 12:27
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More gold-standard reporting from Stuff; apparently "Star Wars" is closing its LucasArts subsidiary :P

Personally, I used to love LucasArts games but nothing produced in maybe the past ten years has really jumped out at me. Does anyone else feel the same way?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 793153 4-Apr-2013 13:17
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TBH the only game i've really played and enjoyed from LucasArts was The Secret of Monkey Island some of the Starwars games were 'OK' ....

 

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  Reply # 793279 4-Apr-2013 15:29
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Can't say it is a bad thing. Lucas haven't made anything decent in a long time.

Having them just licensing out the SW IP to decent studios will be an improvement.

The only thing that I care about is Disney not pulling the SWTOR license from Bioware.

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  Reply # 797942 11-Apr-2013 18:32
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When a company hasn't come out with anything decent in a while, it's only a matter of time before the owners pull the plug, or sell off to a larger company.

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  Reply # 806205 27-Apr-2013 04:09
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I was just surprised they would pull the plug on something like this versus trying to build it up again and then pull the plug!

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