Disney Shuts Down LucasArts Gaming Division

Disney has made the decision to cancel all games including Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313; and layoff the LucasArts gaming division they acquired it the Disney-LucasArts merger last year. A total of 150 people have been laid off.

“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,” LucasArts parent company LucasFilm said in a statement. “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.”

LucasArts had some amazing games, its a shame to see this happen. It makes you wonder what will happen to all the old classic franchises and whether they might be open to selling them.

News Source (Kotaku)

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