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Disney’s Dissolution of LucasArts - The Facts And Why You Should Be Happy

As most of you are probably already aware, Disney made the decision to shut down a large portion of LucasArts, firing roughly 150 employees and disarming their development capabilities. There is an astonishing quantity of non-factual information and emotional rhetoric washing over the web right now about this, so it’s time to take a breath, sit back, and look at things objectively.

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dungeonboss1208d ago

Actually, this was a pretty good read. Makes perfect sense. I mean, it sucks that a lot of people lost their jobs, but to be fair, there hasn't been a good internally developed Star Wars (or Indiana Jones) game for quite a while.

PopRocks3591208d ago

It makes sense from a business standpoint for sure, but still, it's hard not to sympathize with the gamers out there who are disappointed by the news. Star Wars 1313 looked very promising and was one of the first peeks the public had to next generation graphics. The way I see it, it's a mixed bag.

porkChop1208d ago

Good point. But no one can deny that Star Wars 1313 looked amazing. As PopRocks said, that was really the first "next gen" looking game that we got to see. I'm hoping that Disney licenses the game to someone else so that the game can be finished.

ZeekQuattro1208d ago

Why should I be happy when games that I'm interested get canned. Its hard being a fan of Star Wars videogames when it seems like they all get canceled.

aliengmr1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Because LucasArts had neither the resources nor the talent to bring you those games. Then there's this:

"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles."

So...Reading, yea.

@below

So its a comprehension issue. Well good luck with that.

ZeekQuattro1207d ago

And some how the fact that I did read the article should make me happy. Smh It failed.

mrmancs1208d ago

one of the original lucas employees was quoted to say that the star wars franchise had killed creative output at the company. Maybe they should have moved on and done new stuff?

SolidDuck1208d ago

But I just wanted a new Star Wars battlefront game.

Tultras1207d ago

That could happen, infact it's just as likely to happen as before, considering that the battlefront games weren't developed by lucasarts either, ironically.

redmon891208d ago

so since they closed can other companies use digital molecular matter and euphoria from force unleashed games now? or could they already?

PixelJudge1207d ago

Those are third party tools and anyone can get a license for them.

redmon891206d ago

oh nice lol... it would be amazing if gta v had dmm

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