Disney Closing LucasArts

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Game Informer has word that Disney is closing LucasArts, the video game division of the recently acquired Lucasfilm. Current games in development, such as Star Wars 1313, may or may not continue.  Kotaku is reporting that around 150 people were laid off.

“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.”

 

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