Disney closes LucasArts, staff laid off, Star Wars 1313 cancelled

By Matthew
Apr 3, 2013
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  1. LucasArts is dead. News has surfaced that the game studio is being shut down some five months after it was acquired as part of a $4.05 billion deal between Disney and Lucasfilm. According to various reports, many of the outfit's...

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  2. Haha, April Fool's right....right!?
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 517   +138

    Meh. They haven't released a good game in years, so I don't care too much... ...Of course that is only if they move the good game ideas and IP to another studio and finally make BattleFront 3 ^_^
    avoidz likes this.
  4. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TechSpot Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Hmm, might the employees of LucusArts start a new developer house with a big publisher and perhaps get the rights to continue development on 1313?? (or was this an April fools joke and I missed the punch-line?!)
  5. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 825   +212

    Star Wars Rogue Squadron for N64, you will always be remembered! I liked Star Wars as a kid but it wasn't until after 19 gold medals in that game I truly fell in love with the Star Wars universe.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,835   +885

    I was really looking forward to 1313. Me and my friends still play Battlefront 2 from time to time. It is still an amazing game.
  7. veLa

    veLa TechSpot Booster Posts: 503   +80

    Now I'll never have a follow up to Star Wars Republic Commando.
  8. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 559   +79

    Yep disney buying Star wars has F***** everyone.

    There may be hope for the new movies but other than that what once was will never be.

    Sad...
  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,147   +172

    Lucas himself did a pretty good job of it really. My expectations were nice and low.
    avoidz likes this.
  10. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,046   +37

    as said by the Darth Shiv himself.
  11. Jcanno0759

    Jcanno0759 Newcomer, in training

    So much for Star Wars. It was fun while it lasted. Marvel will probably follow in suit in a few months.
     
  12. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 842   +20

  13. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 899   +52

    That's really disappointing, was looking forward to 1313.
  14. KidChaos

    KidChaos Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

    I see this going the way of Duke Nukem.. we'll see it bounce through a dozen different studios, finally get rushed and end up with a crappy game released well after is prime audience is still interested
  15. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TechSpot Booster Posts: 571   +98

    LucasArts had been licensing the Star Wars games away for years anyway, to Factor 5, Pandemic, BioWare, Raven Studios, whoever. Disney will do the same thing. The days of Full Throttle and X-Wing are over and LucasArts has been more publisher than developer for years now. All they really closed is an office building.
  16. De4ler

    De4ler Newcomer, in training

    Hahahaha xD Die LucasArts xD
  17. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    That just sucks a big big banana, I wanted a big starwars party... dang it...

    :(
    JC713 likes this.
  18. sapo joe

    sapo joe TechSpot Member Posts: 81

    SAD news. Very sad.


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