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Disney Acquires LucasArts

The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, in one of the big stories the storm prevented us from reporting when it was announced yesterday. As noted by latimes.com, the deal includes ILM and most everything else from the Star Wars franchise to LucasArts, the company's gaming arm. The story focuses on plans to imbue Disney's theme parks with The Force and on plans to continue the Star Wars film series, but Forbes has word on the gaming implications of this, suggesting that this might make LucasArts' gaming efforts less focused, rather than more. They say Bob Iger indicated PC titles will likely be licensed, and "In its core division, Disney will likely be focusing on social and mobile games based around Star Wars." In the meantime, Star Wars 1313 is still on track, but they also note the complications of persuing other projects gamers dream about: "As for all those other dream titles? Itís more complicated than just Lucas being out of the picture. KOTOR 3 for example is under the license granted to EA/Bioware currently, and after the disaster of The Old Republic, itís hard to imagine them gambling on a game so similar, even if the old ones were classics."

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39. Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Nov 1, 2012, 03:21 Sempai
 
KOTOR 3 for example is under the license granted to EA/Bioware currently, and after the disaster of The Old Republic, itís hard to imagine them gambling on a game so similar, even if the old ones were classics.

The issue isn't the license or Kotor 3.
The issue is EAWare are the McDonald's of games publishing. In and out.
If it ain't makin barrels of cash, pull out. There's absolutely no vision or loyalty from the halls of this company.
The other issue is Swtor being a giant steaming turd of a game that somehow went horribly wrong during it's development.

Someone sucked someones dick when the "Hero Engine" deal went down.
Their entire art and design teams are made up of ITT tech drop outs.
And the folks running it now are just a rag tag team of nobody's who don't have the first damned clue about vidja game design or even common sense.

For instance when you have a team announce one of their F2p limitations will be to limit the user's spell/quickbar to just ONE bar(while subscribers get 4)you simply know that team's round table is full of soap eating zombies who need to lay the crack pipe down.

It's sad because the game has a decent base, and does have potential, but these folks appear determined to destroy it.

The issue is not the license or Kotor 3, the issue is bigger than that.
 
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