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Op Ed

Wired.com - Disney Buyout Could Be Death Blow for Lucas Videogames.
Star Wars 1313 may determine its own fate. Sometime in a short while from now, the following will almost certainly happen: Like Darth Vader arriving on the Death Star, Disney executives will visit LucasArts and get a full rundown of the studio’s activities. Its sharpest gaming guys will pick over 1313 and get a sense of whether it’s a project worth proceeding with, or another boondoggle.

If 1313 looks like something really special, perhaps Bob Iger will bend on his “licensing rather than publishing” strategy and it will come to fruition as planned.

If not, LucasArts may not be long for this world.

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24. Re: Op Ed Nov 2, 2012, 16:06 Jivaro
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 2, 2012, 14:02:
Ratty wrote on Nov 2, 2012, 13:42:
It's so amazing the complete lack of shock and horror you'd expect from such a major beloved franchise begin taken over by Disney. Telling, isn't it? Disney could hardly do worse than old George did himself.

Disney's done well with Marvel, The Muppets and Pixar thus far, so the track record of the current management is pretty solid for situations such as this.

Yeah I don't get the whole doom and gloom projections either. (although some of the gifs/jpegs on the internet are funny) If this was 1985 maybe, but Disney isn't the same company it was back then. Over the last decade they have made the smart move of buying the hot commodities...and then letting them continue doing whatever it is that is making them hot...except now with access to even more resources.

As for gaming, I am choosing to take the perspective of "it can't get worse". I mean seriously...it can't. They could close LucasArts game studios and honestly, that might be for the better. If they did, they would just license out the games to third party teams, and quite frankly, maybe they should.
 
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