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LucasArts Is Dead

Posted by on April 3, 2013 at 11:09 am
No more will the sun shine on George Lucas' gaming empire.

No more will the sun shine on George Lucas’ gaming empire.

Word is breaking that Disney has resolved the fate of LucasArts, the once-golden developer of not only Star Wars and Indiana Jones games, but many adventure genre favorites such as Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, The Dig and more. Disney will kill the developer effective immediately and opt to license the Star Wars name to mitigate risk.

This all comes as a sad blow for my ten-year old self who grew up on TIE Fighter, Dark Forces, and the previously mentioned adventures. Full Throttle is the first ‘bikepunk’ game I’ve ever experienced and it’s a shame that despite numerous efforts to build on the franchise, they never did. Much of LucasArts’ charm went on with Tim Schafer to become Double Fine, which launched a successful Kickstarter last year for their upcoming Broken Age.

I made a call to LucasArts PR who said they will “get back to me”.

Source: Game Informer

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