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Submitted by TheLyonKing 724d ago | news

LucasArts branded 'a mess' as another exec walks

Another key executive at LucasArts has departed from the company, just weeks after the group lost its key development head Clint Hocking.

Company president Paul Meegan is the latest person to depart, adding to a long line of executives that have quit senior positions at LucasArts. (Industry, LucasArts)

Irishguy95  +   724d ago
**** company now. No BF3, ruin Kotor 2, no Tie fighter/
Emilio_Estevez  +   724d ago
Can I double/triple agree? I would if I could. Battlefront 3 better be happening still. I don't care if it's just starting, but it needs to happen.
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Lucreto  +   724d ago
A few less Star Wars games and some new IP's, They have lots of classic IP's like Monkey Island they could use.
aiBreeze  +   724d ago
A new Monkey Island game? What I'd give for that.
oldfriend86  +   724d ago
Just make another Battle Front 3. Seriously. What is so hard about that concept?

It's not a crappy game, therefore they can't make it.
theWB27  +   724d ago
Easy....Call of Duty and Battlefield. For them to make a quality game it'd need to be AAA caliber which means AAA development. Do you think they'd steal enough sales from those two to justify development in that genre....probably not. Business...
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   724d ago
Yes. I'm a huge COD guy, but I'm an even bigger Star Wars fan.

Don't underestimate the power of the Force.

SWBF would be a HUGE game for any console. They do it right with clans and things like that... The game would be HUGE, and there is easily enough room for a Star Wars BF game, next to COD and BF.
theWB27  +   724d ago
I get that...but do you risk that financially if the company is in a little flux? It might be huge to think of...but what if they go all out and it doesn't deliver quality wise? I'd do it next gen when they can wow people. But now is a little risky. Too late.
oldfriend86  +   724d ago
Even on a business stance, most VG companies are copping out and going for CoD/BF games. Dead Space, Resident Evil, Splinter Cell, are all doing it now and more games to follow.

I mean, look at the games Lucas Arts have now. They can't NOT afford to go with a new BF. A new IP would be more poison to the company. Just stick with what was good, which was the BF series.
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Ben_Grimm  +   724d ago
No Battlefront, No Tie Fighter, No Force Unleashed, No KOTOR!!

More Maniac Mansion, More Indiana Jones, More Grim Fandango, More Loom...give me something other than Star Wars LucasArts!
coolbeans  +   724d ago
They have published a few non-Star Wars games, but none of them have panned out to be great.

Let's see...there's Fracture, Lucidity, LEGO Indy games, and...Thrillvile. Heh...not nearly up to comparison to some of the games you've mentioned though.
TENTONGUN  +   724d ago
no jedi outcast this gen has seriously pissed me off. maybe some of them guys need to quit so they can hire halfass smart people to get us some decent games.
Infernostew  +   724d ago
How about an HD release of Grim Fandango for starters?!?!
barb_wire  +   724d ago
Why?

Believe it or not, despite the glowing reviews, 'Grim Fandango' bombed big and hard when it was released back in the day on the PC. Why use assets (that LucasArts might not even have) on a HD remaster of niche PC game that flopped the first time around?

And yes, I do own the game (before you ask) bought it Day 1 when it was released, played it many times too. Wish I could get it to work on Win 7 though.
Infernostew  +   724d ago
Why?

Well, for starters.. It doesn't work on windows 7 and had real bad problems running on newer machines running XP. Even though initial sales weren't good, it's a highly rated game by fans and critics and there is a recent resurgence of interest in the adventure game genre with remastered versions of Monkey Island 1 & 2 and Broken Sword 1 & 2. GOG.com also has close to 18,000 people requesting that Grim Fandango be added to their catalog since it's not available anywhere for digital distro.

There's a lot of interest in the game for those who haven't ever played it, those how never finished the game (myself include) and those who want to play it again. I don't think an HD release of Grim Fandango would be anymore of a risk than remaking the Monkey Island games. A remake would also allow LucasArts to code the game for systems other than PC so they could widen their potential customers as well.
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ChunkyLover53  +   724d ago
This is what happens when you don't listen to what gamer's actually want. We have been asking for a Star Wars Battlefront 3 since 2006, we have been wanting closure for the KOTOR series and we haven't had an actual KOTOR game since 2003.

The good Star Wars games are few and far between, Republic Commando was on par with Halo last generation, why not follow that release up with a sequel?
Roper316  +   724d ago
come on dancing as Han Solo & Princess Leah didn't earn them truck loads of cash?

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