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Originally Posted by jadenx2 View Post

ehh... from a business standpoint, it makes sense. they're closing the publisher LucasArts, so it seems as though they are keeping the development side of things and most, if not all projects should be greenlit and in the works at this point.

"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."

Seems no one can touch those games at this point.
post #92 of 123
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Originally Posted by jadenx2 View Post

ehh... from a business standpoint, it makes sense. they're closing the publisher LucasArts, so it seems as though they are keeping the development side of things and most, if not all projects should be greenlit and in the works at this point.

Not quite:
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Originally Posted by Disney 
After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model...

Disney will be licensing the rights to the Star Wars name to other companies wanting to develop products using said name. It does make sense from a business standpoint; they are avoiding all the risk of development while reaping the rewards of licensing.

In most cases in business, if you can find a way to tax someone on their own creation, you've found one of the most lucrative opportunities a business can find. Very simply put: you've already put the cost into creating the product being licensed, from here on out it's nearly 100% profit (no or very little reoccurring costs).
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As a gamer I'm extremely happy about t his. Lucas Arts had been stifling releases for years.. no KOTOR 3 .. BF3 (battlefront not field) was cancelled... Im sorry but it was time... and Disney can now license out the SW name to other companies. Hopefully this is a win for gamers.
 
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Its a sad day
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This was a smart move by Disney, and will actually be better for the players and fans in the long run.

LucasArts hasn't been able to produce a quality Star Wars game in, well, "forever" by gaming standards. George Lucas was also ridiculous with licensing of the Star Wars name, which really shut out a lot of studios that might have been able to do something awesome with it. Now that this has happen, and it is being moved to a Licensed product, we should actually start to see quality Star Wars content come out..

It was really stupid for Lucas to keep the SW brand so locked down, it is just too large to be taken care of like that.

THIS!
post #96 of 123
Honestly, at this point screw sw. Lucas has already killed the franchise over and over again and by selling to Disney he's guaranteeing this will continue. There are so many better sci-fi franchises/worlds out there anyway
post #97 of 123
Honestly, at this point screw sw. Lucas has already killed the franchise over and over again and by selling to Disney he's guaranteeing this will continue. There are so many better sci-fi franchises/worlds out there anyway
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Triple post????
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Triple post????

Ah, it was worth repeating... (?)

Actually, though... two things to consider... Disney wants to recoup their investment, and Star Wars was a multi-billion-dollar franchise DESPITE George Lucas' basic ineptitude. Lucas' ham-fisted management of the property and LucasArt's inability to produce on a consistent basis mean the bar for Star Wars is hilariously low; all Disney has to do is license to competent developers and watch the trucks full of gold bars line up at their gates.

Remember, everyone freaked when Disney acquired Marvel, and so far, they haven't done too badly with that property.
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screw disney
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