LucasArts closed by Disney

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Disney has closed LucasArts. Let that sink in for a minute. LucasArts, part of the old guard of videogaming is no more. Oh, it will live on in the same sad way Atari does. As a licensing enitity and copyright holder.

“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.”

I could drop a smart one-liner here about the Force not being with them, or that they “did not choose wisely” but I’ll hold off and just say that at least I’ll always have my memories of flying for the Luftwaffe, stalking the walkways of Nar Shaddaa, and going to Atlantis.

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