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Lucas Arts Shut Down

noncleynoncley LondonPosts: 648Member Uncommon

http://www.avclub.com/articles/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-ending-its-video-game,96052/

 

 

Disney shuts down LucasArts, ending its video game production forever

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  • tiefighter25tiefighter25 Winchester, MAPosts: 937Member

    Wow. Kind of sad. Lucas Arts kept getting treated like Amtrak.

    Make quality games inhouse, wait this is too expensive license them, wait the quality is not good enough, make them inhouse, wait it's too expensive, etc.

  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member

    yeah, they like to shut down the great games and game studios and keep the turds alive.

     

    Good bye Star Wars Galaxies and 1313, nice knowing you.

     

    Also RIP :

    Maniac Mansion

    Zak McKraken

    X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter

    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    Monkey Island

    ...

     

    look at the bright side, we still have The Old Republic and Cartel Packs

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  • ragz45ragz45 rochester hills, MIPosts: 687Member Uncommon
    Lucus Arts has never made an MMO.  They have always sold the rights to a 3rd party studio to make star wars mmo's.  Nothing about the article you linked says a thing about there never being another star wars mmo.
  • jtcgsjtcgs New Port Richey, ILPosts: 1,777Member
    Need to make one before you can stop.

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  • BadOrbBadOrb ManchesterPosts: 791Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ragz45
    Lucus Arts has never made an MMO.  They have always sold the rights to a 3rd party studio to make star wars mmo's.  Nothing about the article you linked says a thing about there never being another star wars mmo.

    Yeah totally weird title for this thread OP. I think it's terrible that 150 staff have been laid off too and wanted to see the 1st person game and 1313. Disney might give rights to the IP for future MMO's , that's up to them. 

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  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,555Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FromHell

    yeah, they like to shut down the great games and game studios and keep the turds alive.

     

    Good bye Star Wars Galaxies and 1313, nice knowing you.

     

    Also RIP :

    Maniac Mansion

    Zak McKraken

    X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter

    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

    Monkey Island

    ...

     

    look at the bright side, we still have The Old Republic and Cartel Packs

    They said 1313 will be given to another developer to finish it.  Star Wars in general will come back with a bang in disneys hands and JJ Abrams is a great director imo made a lot of good stuff like Lost.

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,555Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by noncley

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-ending-its-video-game,96052/

     

     

    Disney shuts down LucasArts, ending its video game production forever

    They never said ending the video game production forever just not by the name of lucas arts.  And 1313 will be handed to a new developer.

  • tiefighter25tiefighter25 Winchester, MAPosts: 937Member

    The way I read it, Disney doesn't want to do anything with Star Wars but licensing. (They are making the movies, but in a sense they are even licensing that out to JJ.) Everyone working at Lucas Arts got the can. They could license out Star Wars to another MMO. If I worked for ILM I wouldn't be happy with this turn of events.

    In a utshell, Disney paid a billion for the Star Wars name. Disney will be happy to sell rights to the license, but doesn't want to spend money investing additional revenue into Star Wars related companies.

    (ILM makes bank on its own, doesn't mean Disney wont sell it as an assest, risk avoidance.)

  • AG-VukAG-Vuk Phoenix, AZPosts: 823Member Uncommon
    Yes, shutting down the redundant studio that you got as part of purchasing the entire Corporation. Makes sense. Even if they don't have a gaming studio , they'll make more from liscensing then they will the actual production. So letting someone else take the risk , while you reap the rewards makes so much more sense.

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  • akiira69akiira69 San Diego, CAPosts: 590Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by noncley

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-ending-its-video-game,96052/

     

     

    Disney shuts down LucasArts, ending its video game production forever

    how is this valid to Star Wars the Old Republic? LucasArts wasnt developing it that was being done be BioWare/Mythic With EA providing the cash to do so.

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  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    Shutting down LucasArts was pointless.  So many better outcomes could have risen from all this.  Shutting them down, hmmm .. Is this what Disney is about then, acquiring then shutting down .. makes me wonder, should make you wonder too.

     

    Disney sounds a lot like EA.  Oh snap, did I just say that?

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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by noncley

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-ending-its-video-game,96052/

     

     

    Disney shuts down LucasArts, ending its video game production forever

    Hmmm... it seems that it means more licences for other game developers... which might be a good thing.

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  • NL-RikkertNL-Rikkert schagenPosts: 121Member Uncommon

    Please do correct me if I'm mistaken here...

    But didn't Disney just buy this for $4.04 BILLION ? (yes along side Lucas Films... but still !!!)

     

    Who the hell wastes that much money on something they throw in the bin?

    WTF Disney go feed starving kids or something useful?!

     

    STOOPID
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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Shutting down LucasArts was pointless.  So many better outcomes could have risen from all this.  Shutting them down, hmmm .. Is this what Disney is about then, acquiring then shutting down .. makes me wonder, should make you wonder too.

     

    Disney sounds a lot like EA.  Oh snap, did I just say that?

    Less competition.

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    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,555Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert

    Please do correct me if I'm mistaken here...

    But didn't Disney just buy this for $4.04 BILLION ? (yes along side Lucas Films... but still !!!)

     

    Who the hell wastes that much money on something they throw in the bin?

    WTF Disney go feed starving kids or something useful?!

     

    They are making the new star wars movie you know, they are shutting down lucas not star wars.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Shutting down LucasArts was pointless.  So many better outcomes could have risen from all this.  Shutting them down, hmmm .. Is this what Disney is about then, acquiring then shutting down .. makes me wonder, should make you wonder too.

     

    Disney sounds a lot like EA.  Oh snap, did I just say that?

    Less competition.

    How is that good?

     

    Star Wars should go to the most qualified, though a pool of contenders.  Having less competition isn't good for the end user (us, ie me and you).

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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Shutting down LucasArts was pointless.  So many better outcomes could have risen from all this.  Shutting them down, hmmm .. Is this what Disney is about then, acquiring then shutting down .. makes me wonder, should make you wonder too.

     

    Disney sounds a lot like EA.  Oh snap, did I just say that?

    Less competition.

    How is that good?

     

    Star Wars should go to the most qualified, though a pool of contenders.  Having less competition isn't good for the end user (us, ie me and you).

    I did not say it's good :)

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    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • NL-RikkertNL-Rikkert schagenPosts: 121Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tkreep
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert

    Please do correct me if I'm mistaken here...

    But didn't Disney just buy this for $4.04 BILLION ? (yes along side Lucas Films... but still !!!)

     

    Who the hell wastes that much money on something they throw in the bin?

    WTF Disney go feed starving kids or something useful?!

     

    They are making the new star wars movie you know, they are shutting down lucas not star wars.

    I am well aware they are, thats why I added ('yes along side Lucas Films')

    But still $4.04 billion to be allowed to make a few movies? 

    I'd say thats stoopid..

    STOOPID
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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert
    Originally posted by tkreep
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert

    Please do correct me if I'm mistaken here...

    But didn't Disney just buy this for $4.04 BILLION ? (yes along side Lucas Films... but still !!!)

     

    Who the hell wastes that much money on something they throw in the bin?

    WTF Disney go feed starving kids or something useful?!

     

    They are making the new star wars movie you know, they are shutting down lucas not star wars.

    I am well aware they are, thats why I added ('yes along side Lucas Films')

    But still $4.04 billion to be allowed to make a few movies? 

    I'd say thats stoopid..

    They count on billions of dollars of profit from movies...  games are nothing comparing to this and it takes longer to make then movies. I think we will see much less SW games in the future... which is bad news for us, but good news for SWTOR:)

    Edit. And considering that most of gaming companies will stay away from SW IP (it brings bad luck LOL) ...

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    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,779Member Uncommon

    DIsney have to license the Star Wars IP to Square Enix. Its time for a change. Star Wars set in Japan. Jedi Ninjas vs Sith samurai.

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  • Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert
    Originally posted by tkreep
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert

    Please do correct me if I'm mistaken here...

    But didn't Disney just buy this for $4.04 BILLION ? (yes along side Lucas Films... but still !!!)

     

    Who the hell wastes that much money on something they throw in the bin?

    WTF Disney go feed starving kids or something useful?!

     

    They are making the new star wars movie you know, they are shutting down lucas not star wars.

    I am well aware they are, thats why I added ('yes along side Lucas Films')

    But still $4.04 billion to be allowed to make a few movies? 

    I'd say thats stoopid..

    They count on billions of dollars of profit from movies...  games are nothing comparing to this and it takes longer to make then movies. I think we will see much less SW games in the future... which is bad news for us, but good news for SWTOR:)

    Edit. And considering that most of gaming companies will stay away from SW IP (it brings bad luck LOL) ...

    dont forget the all the money from merchandising from toys and what not.  cant forget about merchandising  image

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,555Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert
    Originally posted by tkreep
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert

    Please do correct me if I'm mistaken here...

    But didn't Disney just buy this for $4.04 BILLION ? (yes along side Lucas Films... but still !!!)

     

    Who the hell wastes that much money on something they throw in the bin?

    WTF Disney go feed starving kids or something useful?!

     

    They are making the new star wars movie you know, they are shutting down lucas not star wars.

    I am well aware they are, thats why I added ('yes along side Lucas Films')

    But still $4.04 billion to be allowed to make a few movies? 

    I'd say thats stoopid..

    They count on billions of dollars of profit from movies...  games are nothing comparing to this and it takes longer to make then movies. I think we will see much less SW games in the future... which is bad news for us, but good news for SWTOR:)

    Edit. And considering that most of gaming companies will stay away from SW IP (it brings bad luck LOL) ...

    Im sure disney will get other developers to make star wars games, its not like they dont make games based on their other IPs.  Kingdom Hearts for instance.

  • VlackeVlacke BelgradePosts: 155Member Common

    Personally i am hoping that they will give license to the guys who made Jedi Knight 2, i believe Raven Software were behind that fantastic game, maybe we will finally see the next adventure of Kyle Katarn at some point in the future. :)

     

    As for Lucas Arts, it's a shame really, but more because of nostalgia than anything else, it's been quite some time since they made a good PC game, and i am not just talking about Star Wars here, hell some of their best, legendary games had nothing to do with SW IP, games such as Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Sam & Max etc.

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gaou
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert
    Originally posted by tkreep
    Originally posted by NL-Rikkert

    Please do correct me if I'm mistaken here...

    But didn't Disney just buy this for $4.04 BILLION ? (yes along side Lucas Films... but still !!!)

     

    Who the hell wastes that much money on something they throw in the bin?

    WTF Disney go feed starving kids or something useful?!

     

    They are making the new star wars movie you know, they are shutting down lucas not star wars.

    I am well aware they are, thats why I added ('yes along side Lucas Films')

    But still $4.04 billion to be allowed to make a few movies? 

    I'd say thats stoopid..

    They count on billions of dollars of profit from movies...  games are nothing comparing to this and it takes longer to make then movies. I think we will see much less SW games in the future... which is bad news for us, but good news for SWTOR:)

    Edit. And considering that most of gaming companies will stay away from SW IP (it brings bad luck LOL) ...

    dont forget the all the money from merchandising from toys and what not.  cant forget about merchandising  image

    Ahh, yeah... forgot about it... :)...

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    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,555Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rojo6934

    DIsney have to license the Star Wars IP to Square Enix. Its time for a change. Star Wars set in Japan. Jedi Ninjas vs Sith samurai.

    Darth Vadar vs Sephiroth

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