Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

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."

View
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 15:46 nin
 
As for LucasArts...I think it will be some time before we ever here about the possibility of an X-Wing/Tie Fighter revival.

They haven't been overly kind to their own studios (see last years closings):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_Interactive_Studios

But they seem to be hinting they have no problems licensing stuff to external studios:
"We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console. We'll look opportunistically at console, most likely in licensing rather than publishing, but we think that given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, and the storytelling, that they lend themselves quite nicely, as they've already demonstrated to the other platforms."

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Oct 31, 15:04 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts BobBob
  2. Oct 31, 15:06  Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts fawker
  3. Oct 31, 15:10   Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts nin
  4. Oct 31, 15:13   Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Cutter
  31. Oct 31, 20:16    Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Bhruic
  5. Oct 31, 15:19   Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Panickd
  6. Oct 31, 15:22    Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts nin
  20. Oct 31, 17:13     Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Panickd
  28. Oct 31, 18:54      Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts nin
  7. Oct 31, 15:32 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Tumbler
  8. Oct 31, 15:41  Re: Out of the Blue Rigs
>> 10. Oct 31, 15:46   Re: Out of the Blue nin
  11. Oct 31, 16:04    Re: Out of the Blue Beamer
  17. Oct 31, 17:05   Re: Out of the Blue Wildone
  9. Oct 31, 15:45  Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts NegaDeath
  12. Oct 31, 16:36 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Optional nickname
  33. Oct 31, 21:42  Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Nighthawk
  34. Oct 31, 22:47   Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts edaciousx
  13. Oct 31, 16:44 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Acleacius
  14. Oct 31, 16:50 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts SlimRam
  15. Oct 31, 16:54 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts w00tie
  16. Oct 31, 16:56 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts theyarecomingforyou
  19. Oct 31, 17:08  Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts NegaDeath
  21. Oct 31, 17:15   Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts ASeven
  22. Oct 31, 17:21   Re: Out of the Blue Rigs
  27. Oct 31, 18:45  Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Creston
  18. Oct 31, 17:07 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Dr. D. Schreber
  23. Oct 31, 17:23 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts jdreyer
  24. Oct 31, 17:36  Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts SlimRam
  25. Oct 31, 17:39   Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Julio
  26. Oct 31, 18:20 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts DangerDog
  29. Oct 31, 19:13  Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Yosemite Sam
  30. Oct 31, 19:16   Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Fantaz
  35. Oct 31, 22:53    Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Quboid
  36. Oct 31, 23:09     Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts nin
  37. Nov 1, 00:32      Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Jackplug
  38. Nov 1, 01:15       Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Jivaro
  41. Nov 1, 09:04      Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Creston
  42. Nov 1, 09:27       Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts nin
  43. Nov 1, 10:43        Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Creston
  32. Oct 31, 21:17 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Sepharo
  40. Nov 1, 04:08  Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts saluk
  39. Nov 1, 03:21 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Sempai
  44. Nov 1, 11:14 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Jivaro
  45. Nov 1, 12:51 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Sempai
  46. Nov 5, 12:53 Re: Disney Acquires LucasArts Creston


footer

Blue's News logo