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React Episode 5: Why Disney Shut Down LucasArts

Gary at TheKoalition.com writes: Today it was revealed that Disney decided to close down their newly acquired LucasArts studio. 150 people were laid off, and both of the studio's current projects—Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313 were cancelled. However Disney will still use the Star Wars name to license the series to other studios.

This means that instead of developing games in house Disney instead want's to entrust third-party publishers or studios to develop the games for them. This is a pretty selfish move on Disney's behalf, but understandable from a business standpoint.

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RuleofOne343 1210d ago

Cause it belongs to them, to do with how they please .

MrCrimson1210d ago

lol selfish move. Dumbest thing i've ever read about a publicly traded company.

dcbronco1210d ago

I think a smart business decision would have been to finish what was started. It's not like they were going to be charged again for what was already made. If it was good it could have been a nice profit on the cheap.