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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tkreep
    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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  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,546Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by tkreep
    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

    Rankor vs Godzilla

    Godzilla would just eat that rancor as the rancor is about the size of his foot lol

  • Effin_RabbitEffin_Rabbit Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 772Member Uncommon
    I read an article and disney stated that the possibility of them licensing out the starwars IP is next to 0%
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member 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?!

     

    Nah, you've got it wrong.

    What they bought (read: what they really wanted)  was the rights and everything that came with the I.P.

    So they own the whole shebang.

    Then they look at lucas arts and see that they are paying x amount of employees, with all the overhead that brings, and paying to keep that division afloat. They then come to the conclusion that they can still get video games made if they license the property and probably have less risk involved since whoever is licensing "Star Wars" has to pay them their fees and then has to hope they can make a good game.

    In this way they don't have to pay salaries and fringe, don't have to pay rents, insurance, and whatever else you can think of, have less risk for their investment and get more star wars games made. Hopefully good games.

    This is not to say that this isn't a damn shame. but they basically looked at what was going to make them more money in the long run with less risk.

    And there it is.

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    I never even heard about 1313.. was it in mid-development?
  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Hopefully it opens up the Star Wars IP to more developers. Since they won't be protecting an in-house development team anymore.
  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon
    It was redundant. Disney has their own gaming production facilities, mostly in India and Taiwan. They've never been real big on gaming except for little kids games.

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  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    WHo cares for Lucasarts when disney got a gold mine with SW movies in future. I hope they focus where it matters and forget about SW MMOS and other crap.

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Darth-Batman
    I read an article and disney stated that the possibility of them licensing out the starwars IP is next to 0%

    I think thats licensing Star Wars 1313.

    http://kotaku.com/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-468473749

    The whole reason they did this was to license their property.

    “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,” read a statement issued by Lucasfilm. “As a result of this change, we’ve had layoffs across the organization.”

  • MeleconMelecon Posts: 29Member Uncommon

     

    Nothing that was said in that article has me worried. If you look at what Lucas Arts was doing in the SW IP and other IPs was licensing them out to other developers and has been doing so for awhile now. The model that Disney has put forth is the exact same that was happening, so why keep redundant employees. Yes sure it is a kick in the pants and not something I like to see but it make business sense to eliminate the fat were you can.

    Now where does this leave us; as someone already mentioned on the first page that R.I.P to the list of games LA produced and made from the ground up. This leaves them now open to have other developers to make sequels that LA was not willing to do, and not willing to let someone else have their hand in it.  This is one of the biggest reasons Xwing Vs Tie Fighter or any of it iterations has never seen the light of day again as LA didn't want to hand it off. SWG had the space concept in game prior to release but needed to get the go a head from LA in order to get that and it wasn't until how popular that game was in its initial run that LA was "reluctant" to give them a go ahead to do it as it was to close to how Xwing vs Tie Fighter was.

    Lucas Arts has been its own worst enemy for a while now in the game department with some of their ideals.

    Now I do have to mention the other side of what can happen in just licensing the IP is you get games like forces unleashed 2 that was hurried and not up to standards as the production company cut corners to get it out.

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

    Darth Vader would get owned. How do you fight someone that can destroy an entire building? Hell even Cloud was hard pressed to kil him.

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  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,546Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by akiira69
    Originally posted by tkreep
    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

    Darth Vader would get owned. How do you fight someone that can destroy an entire building? Hell even Cloud was hard pressed to kil him.

    And cast a magic spell that destroys our entire solar system lol

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,904Member 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

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  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by tkreep
    Originally posted by akiira69
    Originally posted by tkreep
    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

    Darth Vader would get owned. How do you fight someone that can destroy an entire building? Hell even Cloud was hard pressed to kil him.

    And cast a magic spell that destroys our entire solar system lol

    Darth Caedus vs Cloud ( emo vs emo <3 ).

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  • Vlhad77Vlhad77 Mountain Home, ARPosts: 139Member 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 :

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    Monkey Island

    ...

     

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

    for your info, Star Wars Galaxies has been dead for number of years now

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,766Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jdlamson75
    Disney got rid of LucasArts in name only.  Rumor has it Disney has actually been developing a Mortal Kombat-like fighting game, pitting Disney characters like Mickey, Donald, and Goofy against Star Wars characters like Yoda, Jar Jar Binks, and Jabba the Hutt.  If this rumor is true, this should be interesting.  Of course, the rumor was just pulled from my butt, so it probably won't be very interesting at all.

    that sounds like a kinect game.

    ew lol

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    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:)

    bad news for SWTOR would be good news for many who don't see any future in this "story driven" clunky themepark MMO .

    Maybe Disney should buy EA and shut down some studios with less talent than LucasArts had. What a shame.

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

    Well you didn't say it's bad either..

     

    just sayin.

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  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    Originally posted by BradD77
    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.

     

    for your info, Star Wars Galaxies has been dead for number of years now

    No kidding.It's too late to say goodbye after the corpse has already been buried and worms picking at it. 

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

    Well you didn't say it's bad either..

     

    just sayin.

    LOL :)

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  • NC-JohnNC-John burlington, WIPosts: 113Member
    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.

    Until Old republic looses it's contract no other MMO based on star wars can be made. That will be in about 9 years.

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    Originally posted by ktanner3
    Originally posted by BradD77
    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.

     

    for your info, Star Wars Galaxies has been dead for number of years now

    No kidding.It's too late to say goodbye after the corpse has already been buried and worms picking at it. 

    I wonder how this "buried corpse" SWG still eats SWTOR for breakfast.

    Maybe SWG has an immortal soul and will always live on, unlike dozens of run off the mill wowclones

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  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    Originally posted by FromHell
    Originally posted by ktanner3
    Originally posted by BradD77
    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.

     

    for your info, Star Wars Galaxies has been dead for number of years now

    No kidding.It's too late to say goodbye after the corpse has already been buried and worms picking at it. 

    I wonder how this "buried corpse" SWG still eats SWTOR for breakfast.

    Because you're still dreaming. 

    Maybe SWG has an immortal soul and will always live on, unlike dozens of run off the mill wowclones

    Yes, it will be like the fanbase of the grateful dead. You'll still see a dead head every now and then but the rest of us who aren't stoned realize that it hasn't been relevant in years. 

     

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  • LogicLesterLogicLester Claremont, CAPosts: 68Member

    That's a shame, back in the day Lucasarts made some great games.

     

    The only bearing I could see this having on SWTOR though is that it might make it less expensive for Disney to get out of whatever licensing contract they have with EA.  But honestly, I'm sure they're already planning on pulling the license as soon as fiscally worthwhile anyway, and I'm sure that isn't in 10 years.  It's an underperforming title by every definition, and I'd say Disney clearly isn't ok with that or else they wouldn't be shutting down LA and every other studio they've gotten their hands on.  Heck, they barely even have any inhouse software development anymore.  They have three remaining studios, one now only producing mobile games at a seemingly glacial pace, one in China doing who knows what, and one working on a single cross platform title, a software/toy hybrid ala Skylanders.

  • BadOrbBadOrb ManchesterPosts: 791Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    I never even heard about 1313.. was it in mid-development?

    It was very far in and seemed quite adult oriantated , the only plus side it was based on courscant lol :D

    Some one earlier said it best and I believe it too be true. I want to add this is a sad day and I do not like the way games are going , well I mean games development. Cell phones for bleedin gaming ? Is there a joystick ? Is there a d-pad ? Is there a bloody thumb stick ? same goes for I pad's. O I can buy a thumb stick err i have a handheld and a PC and a console though. 

    O you want to call someone try talking and typing into this piece of slate and the sound is so cool with free Mp3's . What a joke! 

    /rantover

    Almost for gods sake and micro tansactions in single player games wth is that ?

    Ok i'm done.

    Have a good un.

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