LucasArts is history. As the English-language website kotaku.com reported, the new parent company, Disney has decided to close the studio tradition, which lose about 150 employees their jobs. The current projects, Star Wars and Star Wars 1313: First Assault are set.
The 150 employees of LucasArts befell this morning an unpleasant message. The new parent company Disney has informed the staff of the studios of its closure and dismissal. That the English language website kotaku.com reported, citing a reliable source. The two current projects, Star Wars and Star Wars 1313: First Assault were adjusted accordingly. The name LucasArts continues to be indeed used for the licensing of trademarks of the Lucas empire that tradition studio itself is history.
“After reviewing our position in the games market, we LucasArts decided by an internal development studio convert to a licensing model in order to minimize the risks of the company and to reach a wider range of quality Star Wars games,” it says in a statement of Lucasfilm. “As a result of this change, we had to make redundancies in the organization. We are incredibly grateful and proud of the talented team who have developed our new games”, it said.
This ends a 30-year history, which began in 1982. Especially in the 90s, made a name for LucasArts with fantastic adventures like Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Iceland and Day of the Tentacle. Star Wars fans were delighted by titles such as X-Wing or Tie-Fighter and Rebel Assault helped the studio the CD-ROM to the big time. After the turn of the millennium, the studio licensed the Star Wars brand increased, leading to further classics like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Battlefront led.