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Disney plans to shut down LucasArts
« on: April 04, 2013, 13:00 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/22025391

How can they do this??

Its just like saying "thanks for giving us your most popular franchise, now we're going to kill you!"

What's next?

THIS?



PLEASE NO!

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Re: Disney plans to shut down LucasArts
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 20:57 »
Wait, really? Can't say I've played their Star Wars games, but I have vague memories of playing a friend's NES port of Maniac Mansion. They'll be missed, I'm sure.

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Re: Disney plans to shut down LucasArts
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 14:24 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/22025391

How can they do this??

Its just like saying "thanks for giving us your most popular franchise, now we're going to kill you!"

I think the reason it's being shut down is because it's not doing very well in terms of selling good games. I wouldn't have thought it's anything to do with them taking Star Wars over.

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Re: Disney plans to shut down LucasArts
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 23:34 »
Their licenses (which I assume means all the original non-Star Wars stuff they did) is going to rented out to companies.

Sad.

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Re: Disney plans to shut down LucasArts
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 19:21 »
To be honest, Lucas Arts only made one REALLY good game after Grim Fandango and that was Knights of the Old Republic II
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Re: Disney plans to shut down LucasArts
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 01:31 »
obsidian made kotor2, and bioware made kotor1.. lucasarts, for the most part, is/was just a publisher

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LucasArts_games

you can see that most of the titles they were known for were only published by them, although there were a couple here and there that they made themselves, like republic commando (how good was this) and the force unleashed