Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,799 Reviews & Articles | 46,963 News Posts
Make us an awesome TweakTown wallpaper, win a Corsair Hydro H110i GT

Disney closes LucasArts, upcoming Star Wars games canceled

Disney closes LucasArts in order to reduce risk
| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:04 pm

Famous game studio LucasArts has been closed by Disney as a result of Disney trying to minimize risk. LucasArts is responsible for two decades of classic games, including such favorites of The Secret of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.




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.


Any current games in development have been scrapped. This means that Star Wars 1313 will not be seeing the light of day. Instead, Disney plans to license the right to make games based upon the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises to other developers.


Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases