Disney Shuts Down LucasArts
Posted by Jordan Marsden
All current projects terminated...
It seems like Disney doesn't have much interest in video game endeavours, both Epic Mickey games flopped spectacularly, and now the mouse-fronted corporation have closed the established LucasArts studio and laid-off 150 employees in the process.
While the future of Star Wars: 1313 was already in question, this news all but confirms the cancellation of the highly-anticipated title, along with Star Wars: First Assault.
Disney insists that the door remains open for external developers and publishers to license the games, but a Kotaku source claims that any chance of this happening are "effectively zero" and "both games are effectively dead forever".
A statement from LucasFilm (the parent company of LucasArts) reads: "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.”