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After Closing Down LucasArts, Disney Has Given EA Exclusive Rights For Star Wars Games

After Closing Down LucasArts, Disney Has Given EA Exclusive Rights For Star Wars Games “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.” These words from Obi-Wan Kenobi could not be a more apt description for what many Star Wars gamers are undoubtedly thinking right now. After closing down LucasArts last...
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Jedi Knight II And Jedi Academy Source Code Released As Tribute To LucasArts

Jedi Knight II And Jedi Academy Source Code Released As Tribute To LucasArts Despite the fact that publisher/developer LucasArts wasn’t exactly putting out the greatest quality of work recently (cough Star Wars Kinect cough) it’s still a loss mourned by gamers everywhere. After all, they brought us lots of different games, from TIE Fighter, Escape from Monkey Island, and...
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Disney Shuts Down LucasArts

Disney Shuts Down LucasArts One of the great video game developers has fallen. Yesterday Disney made the announcement that they were shutting down LucasArts, effective immediately. Disney had acquired the studio last year when they bought LucasFilm from George Lucas back in October. One hundred and fifty people have lost their jobs...
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Lucasfilm To Be Purchased By Disney For $4 Billion

Lucasfilm To Be Purchased By Disney For $4 Billion It was announced yesterday that Disney has agreed to purchase Lucasfilm for $4 billion in a stock-and-cash deal. The assets that Disney will be getting from this acquisition include Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound studios, but most importantly the Star Wars franchise, both...
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The Old Republic Goes Free To Play

The Old Republic Goes Free To Play We’ve known for a while that Bioware was entertaining the idea of bringing Star Wars: The Old Republic into the realm of free-to-play. And with recent layoffs and the loss of its Executive Producer, the outlook of the game hasn’t exactly been looking bright. Yesterday, Bioware officially...
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LucasArts Turning To A New Division To Make Star Wars 1313

LucasArts Turning To A New Division To Make Star Wars 1313 As far as the gaming division of LucasArts goes, it’s not been such a great ride lately. It’s been nearly two years since we’ve seen the last Star Wars game (not including SWTOR because BioWare took up that mantle), and when the last LucasArts endeavor launched it disappointed many fans. The Force...
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Star Wars 1313 Doesn’t Have You As A Jedi And That’s A Good Thing [E3 2012]

Star Wars 1313 Doesn’t Have You As A Jedi And That’s A Good Thing [E3 2012] Over the last two decades, if there’s been a Star Wars game you could bet easy money that it would involve Jedi and lightsaber combat in some form. In fact, the only games I can think of that didn’t involve you swinging a lightsaber around would be the space combat flight sims, and even Rogue...
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Star Wars 1313 Gamplay Footage Revealed [E3 2012]

Star Wars 1313 Gamplay Footage Revealed [E3 2012] One of the new games being shown at E3 is a new Star Wars title from LucasArts, called Star Wars 1313. The game is centered around an aspiring bounty hunter as he delves deep into the seedy undercity of Courscant to uncover a criminal conspiracy. Unlike many Star Wars games that focus on lightsaber combat...
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