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[GameInformer] Disney Closes Game Publisher LucasArts

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"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. 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."

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Disney has laid off the staff of LucasArts and cancelled all current projects.

This comes after weeks and months of rumors involving the studio, which was acquired by Disney last fall. In September, LucasArts put a freeze on all hiring and product announcements, which many staff saw as the beginning of the end. Today, it's official: the longrunning studio is no more.

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Game Informer recently interviewed a representative from LucasFilm, who shed some light on the events leading to the closing of LucasArts. They also revealed that some of the company's projects in development, including Star Wars 1313, might have a future after all.

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post #2 of 123
That (didn't) escalated quickly o_o
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This totally calls for vader_nooooo.jpg madsmiley.png
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Disney, what have you done?

This has reduced my anticipation for the new movie tenfold.
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Was really looking forward to 1313, too. sad-smiley-002.gif
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Wow, so this means there won't be a BattleFront 3?

I didn't see this coming from Disney.
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Huh, I guess that actually makes a lot of sense from a business standpoint.

...Although I have a hard time believing that they just decided they were going to do this, and weren't planning this the whole time.
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Wow, so this means there won't be a BattleFront 3?

I didn't see this coming from Disney.

There could be if someone decides to license it from Disney.
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Star Wars: First Assault
Star Wars: Battlefront 3
Star Wars: 1313


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post #9 of 123
Knew a couple people who were working on 1313. Supposedly there was no chance of launching this year and that was one of their bigger downfalls.

It's a shame, was genuinely looking forward to it.
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Pretty stupid move TBH, 1313 was looking pretty good for a Star Wars game. Judging from this decision, I guess Rebecca Black and Justin Bieber will play in next SW movie
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