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

By Matthew ยท 17 replies
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 TS Evangelist Posts: 953   +515

    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 TS 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 IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    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. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

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

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,264   +436

    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.

  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

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

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    as said by the Darth Shiv himself.
  11. Jcanno0759

    Jcanno0759 TS Rookie

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

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

  13. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

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

    KidChaos TS Rookie Posts: 23

    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 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    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 TS Rookie

    Hahahaha xD Die LucasArts xD

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

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

    Jad Chaar likes this.
  18. sapo joe

    sapo joe TS Member Posts: 81   +6

    SAD news. Very sad.

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