Disney Shuts Down LucasArts
All the current projects at LucasArts, including Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault, have been canceled. Disney has also laid off all the people at LucasArts (approximately 150). LucasArts had been acquired as part of the merger in 2012 when Disney acquired LucasFilm.
Disney said the following in a statement: â€œAfter evaluating our position in the games market, weâ€™ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the companyâ€™s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games.
As a result of this change, weâ€™ve had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles.â€