What many had feared last year when Disney announced it had acquired LucasArts has come to pass. Disney has laid off over 100 employees and in the process canceled Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313.
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The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction.
LucasArts and Epic Games. announce a long-term, studio-wide agreement for LucasArts to develop multiple projects using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 for the engine's supported platforms.
Fearless Studios announced its formation, co-founded by award-winning writer and game director Haden Blackman, creator and Senior Executive Producer of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and noted technology leader and strategist Cedrick Collomb, formerly Director of Engineering at LucasArts.
Autumn Games has entered into a multi-game publishing agreement with newly formed Famous Games, founded by former President of LucasArts and the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios for THQ Jack Sorensen.
LucasArts will be holding two panels, one each for The Force Unleashed II and The Old Republic, as well as have the first public showing of Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures.
by Rainier on June 19, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - E3 2010 - June 17
Check out the following new screens from LucasArts' E3 2010 lineup:
by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2009 @ 6:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009
Check out the following new screens from LucasArts' GamesCom 2009 lineup:
Today LucasArts announced a new initiative in its effort to revive its classic and beloved franchises by making its games available for the first time ever as digital downloads online on Steam. Starting Wed., July 8 you will be able to download classic adventure titles like LOOM and The Dig and hit action games including Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Republic Commando.
LucasArts has been pumping out quite a few Star Wars and Indiana Jones titles in the past few years, with Fracture as an exception, but with the recent Monkey Island announcements, it seems the once-adventure-focused publisher/developer is looking into reviving old classics. On Monday, LucasArts plans to announce something "amazing" and "awesome news for our old school fans." Nothing but teasing so far, but we'll have more for you after the weekend.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today released additional details about the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo), including a preliminary list of exhibitors. Last year's absentees Activision and Atlus are back on the floor...
Gatheryn is an interactive massive multi-player world of adventure, mystery and romance. You assume the role of a Victorian themed character as you explore, socialize and quest your way through the world.
Check out the following new screens & trailers from LucasArts' E3 2008 lineup:
When it rains, it pours! Ever since Activision revealed it would not be renewing its ESA membership nor attending E3, several other companies announced they would not be attending (NCSoft, Foundation 9, Her Interactive), while others confirmed their presence (D3P, Warner Bros., Majesco, Bethesda, EA, etc.). One name still missing from either list was LucasArts, and today PR director Margaret Grohne announced that while LucasArts will no longer be an ESA member, it would still be attending the E3.
Lucasfilm President Micheline Chau announced today that former EALA COO Darrell Rodriguez has been named president of its videogame division, replacing longtime LucasArts executive Jim Ward who resigned in February 2008.
Telltale announced that industry veterans Mike Stemmle (known for Monkey Island and Sam & Max Hit the Road/Freelance Police), Justin Chin (known for EA's The Simpsons Game), and Brett Tosti (know for Rogue Squadron, Lair) have joined the company as part of a sustained wave of growth that has nearly doubled the studio's size since this time last year.
LucasArts and BioWare announced that they have entered into an agreement to create an interactive entertainment product. The product, details of which will be unveiled at a later date, will push the boundaries of the gaming market by utilizing the strengths of both companies to deliver an innovative, high-quality experience.
LucasArts has released screens and trailers for the following upcoming titles:
At the Hollywood and Games Summit, LucasArts head honcho Jim Ward confirmed earlier rumors that it is working on a lightsaber enabled game for the Wii, "internally we have already played a lightsaber game on the Wii. It’s a lot of fun, and we’ll get there." Whether this is in addition to the Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga was not clear, but the LucasArts will be having "some stuff out this Fall."
Loaded with dozens of minigames and a variety of music from leading artists, Traxion sucks you in as the music not only provides the soundtrack, but also changes the way the games are played! LucasArts confimedit will no longer publish Traxion, leaving the future of Kuju's music rhythm game in limbo. Whether or not another publisher will pick it up was not clear...
Check out the following new screens from SEGA's Games Convention 2006 lineup:
LucasArts today announced an agreement with Free Radical Design to develop a new video game for next-generation console platforms. Product and release details will be unveiled at a later date.
LucasArts signed an agreement with Day 1 Studios to develop a new IP for release on next-gen consoles with an emphasis on ground-breaking gameplay, and focused on interactivity.
Check out the following new screens from LucasArts' E3 2006 lineup:
LucasArts revealed its lineup of titles on display at this year's E3 in Los Angeles, Indiana Jones 2007, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption and completely new intellectual properties such as Thrillville and Traxion.
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