150 staff have been laid off and the Lucasarts name will only be used to license future games.
Other Lucasarts games (that aren't Star Wars) they have been created by them include Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island series, Sam & Max and many other titles.
In slightly positive news for fans of Star Wars: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy, the developer of those two games have finally released the source code, which they tried to get permission from Lucasarts for years (with no response) to release the code officially. The release of the code should allow for mod support for fans.
Post by 8bitretroshit on Apr 4, 2013 3:52:17 GMT -5
Haha wow, what a dick move.
Though I can't say I'm really upset. Their Star Wars games never really interested me and most of the folks who worked on those point and click adventure classics are hanging at Telltale nowadays anyway.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 4, 2013 15:54:38 GMT -5
I feel bad for all the workers that got laid off, but otherwise, perhaps this won't be so bad if Disney lets the licenses for classic LucasArts series', like Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, Grim Fandango, etc. go to their original creators. I mean, it's not like LucasArts ever did anything with them. They're not even on GOG.com. It just got to a point where it was nothing but Star Wars games.
Then again, wouldn't it be nice if Disney went to Nintendo and got Retro Studios to work on Rogue Squadron IV for the Wii U?