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LucasArts Closed

Disney has shut down seminal computer game developer LucasArts, reports Kotaku, saying over 150 jobs have been lost amid the cancellation of Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313. They attribute this to a reliable source, and a confirmation can be found on GameInformer, where they have a comment from a representative from LucasFilm saying the cancellation of Star Wars 1313 is not absolute, as they will be looking to license games like that planned action/adventure in the future. "It is worth noting that we are looking for proven external partners who can help us provide video games to our fans. We still believe in the video game industry, we still will provide Star Wars games, we're just looking at different models rather than internal production... They're evaluating everything. There's always a possibility that it [Star Wars 1313] can still come out via licensing," the rep told them. "It's super sad. It's a terrible day. I want to make sure everyone realizes that there still will be Star Wars games out there."

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51. Re: LucasArts Closed Apr 3, 2013, 17:13 noman
 
I remember trying out Indy&LastCrusade (both adventure and action versions), first in 16-color and then 256 color mode. Calling Lucasfilms hint line would be extremely expensive, as I was not in US, so I had to rely on Scorpia's hint columns in CGW. It brings back a lot of memories.

Yes, they had been a shell of their former selves, but still it's a sad development. At least, the last two Monkey Island remakes were lovingly created and my thanks to the folks at LA who green-lighted the project and those who created the two games.
 
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