Disney Closes LucasArts
-Jimmy Kovalski (@GGN_Kovalski)
Some sad new today for any gamer. Disney has announced today that it is closing LucasArts. In an email sent out today, Disney had this to say:
“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.”
It is also said that both Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assualt have been canceled. However, LucasArts has told Game Informer that 1313 can still see the light of day via licensing.
As of now, more than 150 people have been laid off. We wish all those effected the best.