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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:38

Disney Shuts Down LucasArts, Cancels Star Wars 1313 And Star Wars: First Assault

Disney has laid off the staff of LucasArts and cancelled all current projects.


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Staff were informed of the shutdown this morning, according to a reliable Kotaku source. Some 150 people were laid off, and both of the studio's current projects--Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313--were cancelled.

This comes after weeks and months of rumors involving the studio, which was acquired by Disney last fall. In September, LucasArts put a freeze on all hiring and product announcements, which many staff saw as the beginning of the end. Today, it's official: the longrunning studio is no more.


Source: Kotaku


#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:39

wow that sucks. I cannot think of any of their games that i had played however, it still sucks.

#3 fusi0n

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:41

That sucks.. why would they want to do that?

Maybe Disney got mad about them changing it all the time lol

#4 Yusuf M.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:42

Damn. I was really looking forward to Star Wars 1313. :(

#5 francescob

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:42

Can we finally get Cars 3 now? It's clearly what everybody is waiting for!

#6 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:43

holy ****, Lucasarts was a MASSIVE part of my childhood. Gutted for the 150 people that got laid off. Doubly so that Starwars 1313 is now dead.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:44

Why would they spend so much...only to close down one of the two studios they acquired :/

Very, very unfortunate for all those involved. Not a large Star Wars game player myself but 1313 was looking good.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:46

Can we finally get Cars 3 now? It's clearly what everybody is waiting for!


After Cars 2 I'll pass.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:46

WOW it looks like a lot of work already went into that game.

#10 jakem1

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:48

Why would they spend so much...only to close down one of the two studios they acquired :/


It's most likely that they shut down the studio BECAUSE they spent so much on it.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:49

Well Disney had to make sure they didn't break tradition and actually make any good games.

#12 macrosslover

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:52

Well Disney had to make sure they didn't break tradition and actually make any good games.


this cause Disney has such a great history of making good games :rolleyes: . I guess we can kiss any hope of a mature themed Star Wars game from ever coming out again. It would be nice to think somebody at Disney would say hey let's license a Battlefront 3 to DICE/EA and all they have to do is rip off BF4 completely and just put in Star Wars stuff and it will sell bazillions, but that's too much like what people want so let's do the exact opposite.

#13 #Michael

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:52

Is this different from Lucasarts ltd. the film studio that produced the star wars films?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:54

wow that sucks. I cannot think of any of their games that i had played however, it still sucks.


http://en.wikipedia....LucasArts_games

#15 vetneufuse

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:56

Disney has their own (crappy) game dev studios they license out to... more then likely they will license the designs to other studios