Disney Shuts Down LucasArts

Just a few months after acquiring them Disney has announced that LucasArts will be shutting down, ending internal game development.

Disney have said that :

"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimising the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games"

This means that Star Wars 1313 and First Assault are effectively cancelled unless another developer picks up the IP and makes the game.

The Wall Street Journal reports that less than 10 staff members have been retained.


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