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    Disney Closes LucasArts, 1313 and First Assault canceled

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...lucasarts.aspx

    Wow...was really looking forward to 1313

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    That absolutely sucks. Lucasarts were a great developer for so long and although they haven't done much of note recently the new films would have given them a great opportunity. I always play the SW games and like most of them. 1313 looked awesome. $#@! sake disney

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    I just read this myself, absolutely floored me! So much for Star Wars 1313...

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    we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model.
    They will probably get someone else to finish 1313..?

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    Shame. 1313 looked like one of the better games at E3

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    Knew it was gonna be BS when Disney got their hands on them, don't care much about the Star Wars games but we'll never ever see another Monkey Island, Grim Fandango 2 etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    They will probably get someone else to finish 1313..?
    Just like Battlefront 3, right?

    Disney can go to hell.

    Just wait when they release the 3 new star wars movies and they are as bad (if not worse) than 1/2/3.

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    For someone who has NEVER seen anything star wars related, 1313 was the perfect way to attract new audience in to the SW universe.
    It was also supposed to come out this year so it must have been close to done aswell.

    Great job disney, great job

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    Before everyone gets their pitchforks out, what just if it wasn't in a state to be released or was shaping up to be a terrible game.


    I very much doubt Disney just walked in and shut it down. We don't know their reasons.

    Playing devils advocate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Knew it was gonna be BS when Disney got their hands on them, don't care much about the Star Wars games but we'll never ever see another Monkey Island, Grim Fandango 2 etc.
    Maybe the rights will be sold off and the team behind them will buy them.
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    Given how little has been shown of 1313, I'm just going to believe that nobody will pick it up and it won't be finished. Really though, what's the last LucasArts game released that was actually impressive? Shame to see people lose their job,


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    shocker. I was looking forward to see more on 1313




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    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.
    A second source also told Kotaku this afternoon that the chances of Lucas licensing out 1313 are very slim. The odds are "effectively zero," the source said.
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    Well look, they haven't been the most successful studio of recent years.

    Hopefully they realise that lots of money can be made and make a new studio or start pushing more games internally under a disney name buy using these guys

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    End of a Era.

    So many memorable games for me in the 90s.

    2 of my top 5 point and click adventure games are from lucas arts.
    So many great games this is truly a sad time.




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    It sucks massively and i do not see why... All this risk factor crap


    I really hope Disney knows what they are doing
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    Star Wars 1313 Canceled as LucasArts Game Division Closed

    Disney Ends LucasArts Video Game Development, and That's OK
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    Disney unexpectedly announced today that it’s ceasing development at Lucasfilm’s game division barely fours months after acquiring the company for $4 billion. A spokesman told Bloomberg News that LucasArts will still license content but won’t make any more games itself. Star Wars devotees were looking forward to long awaited Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars: 1313. The website Kotaku said these games have been canceled.

    This might not seem like terribly urgent news to the average person. But Star Wars is no ordinary entertainment franchise. Last month, fans were irate when Disney canceled the Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon series on Cartoon Network.

    This is what Deadline had to say about the demise of LucasArts:

    Employees at LucasArts were notified this morning that the Disney-owned company is discontinuing production and that its games strategy will shift to a licensing model. The decision means that more than 150 employees will be laid off, which follows pink slips in the animation division after the announcement that the TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars would be coming to an end as the company heads in a new TV direction.

    Maybe passionate Star Wars fans should hold their fire this time. One of the reasons why the Clone Wars series and the pending video games were such a big deal was that there were no Star Wars movies to go see. Disney may seem uninterested in game or cartoon projects, but it’s hugely invested in making better Star Wars movies. Fans were elated in January when the company comfired rumors that geek idol J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film. Ulimately, the success of the upcoming Epiosde Seven, to be released in 2015, is more important to the health of the universe George Lucas created than a video game.

    This is Disney’s franchise now. Star Wars fans will have to get used to that. Sooner or later, it’s likely to pay off for them, too.
    http://www.businessweek.com/articles...and-thats-okay

    Certainly is unexpected news, though what they've showed of 1313 was just a tech demo. Sad to see the games division go after such a long time, kind of on the cards though after the utterly terrible Force Unleashed 2.

    Disney appear to be focusing entirely on the new Episode 7, guess we'll have to see what come of it, and ultimately what other developers can do with a Star Wars license.
    Last edited by Treefrog; 04-05-2013 at 09:26. Reason: Duplicate of another thread.

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    Hopefully a capable studio that's not run by EA will pick up, 1313.







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    he's from avalanche studios

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    2 years? Why did they even show the game off that early?
    I will be honest and say the last Lucas Arts game i liked was Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds from 2001 and it was basically Age of Empires II Star Wars edition (Used same engine as AoEII)




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    They lost a beloved fan.. George, why did you sold the company to Disney ;(?

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    So no new SW game for some time. Well the only SW game i really liked was Dark Forces. Maybe that´s just nostalgia that speaks out of me but after 1997 with the release of "Special Edition" Star Wars died for me.

    Tah good old days *snief*

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