A few months back, Disney announced that they bought up Lucasfilm and LucasArts for $4.5 billion, Disney stated they will be shutting down LucasArts.
Game Informer was able to get a quick statement from Disney:
“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 … ss 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.”
There are a few projects that were in development at LucasArts, i.e. Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault, and their fate is unsure.
How do you feel about Disney closing LucasArts?