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RIP Lucasarts

Post by Nim on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:58 am

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/04/lucasarts-disney/
http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/03/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-just-154-days-after-acquiring-it/

So Disney has made their move. And Lucasarts is no more. We'll probably see some of the games they were making but not all of them. Not to mention the other things that are getting the axe(clone wars, possible music, tv shows).

I will always remember the games....(outcast, academy, podracer, kotor, battlefront etc)

So many feels right now. Sad

DISNEY!!!!!!



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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Yuki Terumi on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:11 am

I'm sure when the new Star Wars film comes out, and Star Wars is relevant again, that we may see some new games. Though for the time being, it seems like that's it. A shame, I thought 1313 looked decent.
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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by MiniSiets on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:28 am



No seriously, LucasArts wouldn't know how to turn an easy profit if a huge sack of cash smashed through their window and spilled all over the floor. Every Star Wars fanatic and their grandma has been craving an HD sequel to Jedi Knight, Battlefront, and KOTOR for years now and instead of making one of the most obvious investments one could ever choose, what does LucasArts do? Why of course, Uncharted: Among Sith. Yeah, when we're currently in a sticky financial situation, let's go with the concept that NO ONE WANTED. BRILLIANT.

Also incoming HD remaster for PC as a result of this:

Martin Gaston, GameSpot wrote:Developer releases source code for 2002 game and 2003 sequel as a thank you to fans.

Developer Raven Software has released the source code to 2002's Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and its 2003 sequel Jedi Academy in response to LucasArts' closure.

The two games have been released as a thank you to the game's "persistently loyal fanbase."

"Raven is sad to hear about the closing of LucasArts today, we respected them and enjoyed working with them over the years," said Raven to Kotaku Australia in a statement.

"We wish the best for all the talented people who were let go and hope they find good work in studios in the industry.

"We loved and appreciated the experience of getting to make Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy for LucasArts. As a gift to the persistently loyal fanbase for our Jedi games and in memory of LucasArts, we are releasing the source code for both games for people to enjoy and play with."

No documentation or support is being provided alongside the source code.

Disney last night closed LucasArts after acquiring the company in October 2012. "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," said Disney in a statement.

In-development titles Star Wars: 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault were also reportedly cancelled, although there might be a glimmer of hope for Star Wars: 1313 as Disney is looking at bringing the game to market through an external publisher.

LucasArts' storied history saw the studio help define the adventure genre in the 90s, publishing titles like The Secret of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, and Grim Fandango.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/raven-release...closure-6406388
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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by DemonEyesJoe on Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:28 pm

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Sporadic on Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:31 pm

Saw this coming. they just wanted the rights to all the movies.

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Blazer on Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:03 pm

I'm trying to be positive here, but after seeing the image for star wars 1313 I just can't feel it. The negative side is flowing through me. Disney is officially moved onto a bad list.

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Belsfir on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:20 pm

Oh well, their best games were something of the past anyways. Their newer titles are unknown to me....

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Wampa on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:10 pm

Sad my hopes for battlefront 3 are ever decreasing

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Tsuyushi on Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:11 pm

Star wars has been dead to me for a very long time.
Sure, they're still relevant but I think they've been all about making money and nothing else.

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Nim on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:07 pm

Tsuyushi wrote:Star wars has been dead to me for a very long time.
Sure, they're still relevant but I think they've been all about making money and nothing else.

Isn't that every soild IP now?


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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by plantkingman on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:14 pm

My guess is that Disney wants a monopoly for most of the entertainment industry.
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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by MiniSiets on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:14 pm

Wampa wrote: Sad my hopes for battlefront 3 are ever decreasing
LucasArts is only closing in-house development. They will still be publishing titles through third party developers.

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by vladiris on Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:58 am

what happened to Lucasarts ?!
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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Wampa on Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:59 pm

MiniSiets wrote:
LucasArts is only closing in-house development. They will still be publishing titles through third party developers.

Yes this is why my hopes arent dashed yet, i can only hope someone sees the potential for a new battlefront game and acts on it

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Shadow_Links on Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:04 pm

I always keeps hoping they would revive it. Its not like the haven't at least tried and did some work on versions.

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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by Doomguy on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:47 am

Lucasarts reminds me of ID software. Both companies had their day, it's time to move on. Someone else would pick up the pieces like always.




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Re: RIP Lucasarts

Post by vladiris on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 am

They need to rejoin with some other company with same interests.
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