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    News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Disney bought Lucasfilm last October and acquired LucasArts as part of the deal.
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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Shame, so much history canned...
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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Wonder if we will see a bunch of rubbish with a loose connection to StarWars appear now as they milk the franchise.

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    The official statement from Disney read as follows: “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. As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organisation. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles.” Only a “small team” would remain in place to handle games licensing issues.
    Pretty stupid way to do things imho - so any 3rd party that wants to do something around the Star Wars IP is basically going to be starting from scratch? From my humble viewpoint it would surely have been far better to have tried to "sell" the team - and the half-finished (?) titles they were working on to another publisher/development house. At least that way they would have perhaps got some of the money already spent back, (and saved on forking out for redundancy packages as well).

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    That 1313 looked really good! can't see why they would can a game that was that far into development

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    And the outlook for star wars gets worse and worse. No chance I'd give a new film a chance. Disney sure know how to such life out of an idea! Must take ideas from ea!
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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Personally see this as good business sense from Disney. Lucasarts was not very good anymore. Most good games with the Starwars brand were done by other companies - like Bioware.

    Long gone are the classic ideas like Monkey Island, Day of the tentical etc

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Shame, so much history canned...
    Hardly canned, times change. Some old names may get a fresh rebirth from other companies - Hopefully X-Wing vs Tiefighter.

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Day of the Tentacle is one of my top 5 games ever! Real shame.
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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney



    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Day of the Tentacle is one of my top 5 games ever! Real shame.
    Shame they didn't do a reboot, like they did with SMI/MI2...

    Although I have loaded it onto my Nexus and am enjoying it via ScummVM...

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    What about grim fandago. They really should do reboots of the old great titles. Even if it was mobile based games.

    Tis a sad time to live in

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Sad to see LucasArts being killed off.
    The last few KOTOR games were made by Bioware and they were rubbish. The fighting was like playing chesss - deciding what attack to do every second.

    I still remember these two good gems :





    Jedi Outcast had everything spot on ... the fights, the Force powers, the puzzles. Good times!

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    This is sad news, hopefully companies will be able to carry on working on stuff like 1313 since it looked epic.

    Have to disagree with OilSheikh, whilst the Jedi Academy games are awesome, the two KoTOR games are probably my favourite Star Wars games.
    Make up part of a long list of Star Wars games I've played over the years, good stuff.

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post
    Have to disagree with OilSheikh, whilst the Jedi Academy games are awesome, the two KoTOR games are probably my favourite Star Wars games.
    KOTOR fights - http://youtu.be/lBjxiUVJsu4
    JEDI KNIGHT 2 fight - http://youtu.be/8sr62hh6-Pk

    ... I disgress

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    KOTOR fights - http://youtu.be/lBjxiUVJsu4
    JEDI KNIGHT 2 fight - http://youtu.be/8sr62hh6-Pk

    ... I disgress
    Your point?
    2 different styles of games.

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    Re: News - LucasArts videogame business closed down by Disney

    As a games company they did create some iconic great games, however they did "outsource" a lot of their stuff, for instance Raven Software did Jedi Knight II & Academy; X-Wing Alliance was by Totally Games, etc.

    ...so they will probably end up just being a licencing house and grant other companies the rights to produce games.

    But I always think of LucasArts when I think of Grim Fandango, Indiana Jones & Fate of Atlantis, Day of Tenticle, Monkey Island and all the other classic adventure games, and any of the starwars games with the little lightsabre guy logo

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