Disney Shut Down LucasArts

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This news has completely taken me back. I really did not expect this to happen! Apparently this morning Disney shut down LucasArts. Roughly 150 people were fired and both of the studio's current projects (Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313) were cancelled. The official statement reads:

“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 organisation. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles.”

The statement seems to suggest that they will produce games in the future. However, the games that were in production have now been scrapped. Our thoughts are with the people who lost their job this morning. We will keep you posted on this story as it progresses. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!