Rebel Squadrons

Disney Closes Lucasarts

By FA Danny "David Lee Japan" Qatar
Unit: The Rebel Squadrons
General Announcement, Apr 03, 2013
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This is an extremely sad day:

(via )

"Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm and LucasArts last year in a $4.05 billion deal, has shut down the legendary LucasArts division."

"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," Disney informed Game Informer 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."


VA Patrick Blastfire - Wed Apr 03 2013, 3:17pm
This saddens me greatly, simply because of the immense joy this company brought me as a child. I'm going to try to think positively and hope that the licensing approach Disney will be taking will result in new, quality games by established studios...and that they open up some of their historic catalog of properties for the chance of a renaissance.
GEN Damon Lightwind - Thu Apr 04 2013, 12:09pm
Blast I argee with you and we have to remain positive here. Though this is a troubling turn of events we as SW Fans need to pull together and let Disney know we're watching. If they're wise they'll listen if not we need to remind them. Last thing they want is angry mob of SW fans so they should take heed of that at least that's my hope.
FA Joshua Hawkins - Thu Apr 04 2013, 1:17pm
There's a saying in Hollywood. "Don't piss off the mouse". Believe me a legion of SW fans won't make Disney do squat. That being said. They are usually generous for giving out licenses. So there's a hope a 3rd party could develop a new game. Plus with the Jedi Outcast/Jedi Academy source code released, I'm sure we'll see improvements to those games, as well as a whole slew of new mods. It's the here and now we should focus on though.