Kotaku’s Story of How LucasArts Fell Apart
Hello Battlefrontians! There isn’t much to report on via the Battlefront world as EA and DICE are keeping some seriously tight lids on this game. I’ve tweeted and emailed DICE / EA on numerous occasions to see if I could get some little tidbits or even any kind of Battlefront information and they have all gone unanswered (Boooo!!). I really didn’t want to go any longer without posting anything so I’m going to start posting on some other related Star Wars news and rumours in the future.
So with that in mind, a little while ago Kotaku.com had posted a hella good article on how LucasArts “fell apart“. They start off mentioning how they’ve been in close contact with several “anonymous” ex-LucasArts employees and get into details about the plans they had for Battlefront and for Star Wars: 1313.
It was also neat to learn that a few weeks before E3 2012, George Lucas announced that Star Wars: 1313 was now going to be about Boba Fett, that would have been seriously awesome.
Some staffers tried to push back—they’d spent over two years working under an entirely different vision—but Lucas and his team of executives wouldn’t reconsider. They wanted a game with Boba in it. On top of that, according to two people familiar with the project, 1313’s developers were prohibited from talking about the new hero. When the devs revealed the game and started taking interviews during E3 2012, they had to pretend that 1313 starred the same generic bounty hunter it had for the past two years.[/box]
It makes me sad after reading that article about what happened with First Assault and Star Wars: 1313, they both looked like they were going to be spectacular games. There is a lot of information in this article so I would advise everyone to check it out.
Am I glad that LucasArts was shut down? I am in a away, but I am very very excited for DICE’s version of Battlefront so I think that makes up for it!
Lets hear your thoughts on LucasArts and if you think EA should have funded and “supervised” LucasArts rather then shutting them down completely.