LucasArts is Finished
After 31 years LucasArts has come to a close. Disney released official word earlier today that they would be shutting the game publishing segment down.
It seems that as of now we can assume that all LucasArts projects are on hold, possibly indefinitely. Disney will likely retain all the assets but would have to license out the development job with no internal team to work on the projects. That likely means we won’t be seeing 1313, First Assault and of course, Battlefront 3, for quite some time.
Despite LucasArts disappearing and the oncoming drought of Star Wars video games we still have the new trilogy to look forward to. Disney will almost certainly release all new Star Wars media upon the trilogy’s debut in 2015. That means we have quite some time to wait before we see anything substantial in the video game side of Star Wars and hopefully it will be worth the wait.
For extended information on LucasArts shutting down check out the GameInformer article.
For a video synopsis and alternate analysis check out HelloGreedo’s video.