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LucasArts President Departs

GamesIndustry International has word that LucasArts president Paul Meegan has stepped down, shortly after the departure of Clint Hocking. They say his role is not being filled right away as: "in the interim, two members of LucasArts' leadership team have stepped up to co-lead the studio. Kevin Parker will be focused on business operations while Gio Corsi will be focused on studio production." Here's the official statement on this:

"Paul has been a valuable member of the Lucasfilm leadership team and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. We remain committed to our current projects and will be re-evaluating LucasArts' leadership needs to ensure that we make the right decisions to keep the studio focused," said Mich Chau, President and Chief Operating Officer, Lucasfilm.

"LucasArts has come a long way and I'm extremely proud of what the teams have accomplished," said Meegan. "We had a great E3 with Star Wars 1313, and have other exciting projects in the works. It's been a privilege to be a part of Lucasfilm. I wish the company all the best."

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12. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 10:07 Ant
 
avianflu wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 10:02:
I suspect getting a job there in recent years is sort of getting the proverbial booby prize.

If you want to make games, you dont want to make games at LucasArts.
Worse than EA? [grin]
 
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11. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 10:02 avianflu
 
I suspect getting a job there in recent years is sort of getting the proverbial booby prize.

If you want to make games, you dont want to make games at LucasArts.
 
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10. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 10:00 wtf_man
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 01:09:
They were fired over their plans to release a Star Wars game. Yes, it's true: STAR Wars. Not Clone Wars. The Beard himself fired them and ordered the new LA Prez to immediately start development on "The Clone Wars: The Dark Cradle", dealing with Anakin Skywalker's toddler years. "That's what the fans want", commented The Beard on LA's new game plans.

Then, the beard needs to drop dead.
 
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9. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 08:59 nin
 
Wildone wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 00:20:
what in the fcuk are they workin on anyway? LEgo Clone wars or some such shite

Actually, that would be Travelers Tales. Other than 1313, I have no idea what they're doing...

 
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8. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 07:28 Dmitri_M
 
nin wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 20:40:
It's like no one is steering the ship there. A number of great properties and nothing really happens...

Bizarre.

Yeah it is odd. It's like a front company.
 
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7. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 01:09 El Pit
 
They were fired over their plans to release a Star Wars game. Yes, it's true: STAR Wars. Not Clone Wars. The Beard himself fired them and ordered the new LA Prez to immediately start development on "The Clone Wars: The Dark Cradle", dealing with Anakin Skywalker's toddler years. "That's what the fans want", commented The Beard on LA's new game plans.  
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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6. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 00:56 Ant
 
Jackplug wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 20:25:
Does this mean we might get games that are actually worth playing?!?!
I doubt it.
 
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5. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 00:20 Wildone
 
what in the fcuk are they workin on anyway? LEgo Clone wars or some such shite  
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4. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 2, 2012, 20:40 nin
 

It's like no one is steering the ship there. A number of great properties and nothing really happens...

Bizarre.

 
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3. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 2, 2012, 20:34 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 20:30:
I would have pushed these two out too, seeing as they have yet to release and updated version of Tie Fighter.

And Grim Fandango.
 
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2. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 2, 2012, 20:30 jdreyer
 
I would have pushed these two out too, seeing as they have yet to release and updated version of Tie Fighter.  
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1. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 2, 2012, 20:25 Jackplug
 
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