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Rumour: Up to 100 LucasArts staffers laid off

Friday, 6th June 2008 07:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Kotaku’s rumouring that between 75-100 LucasArts staff have been laid off following the completion of Lego Star Wars.

From the site:

While LucasArts public relations did not get back to us today, several former LucasArts staffers did, with one telling us that 75-100 employees were laid off from the company, including the producer of LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Shawn Storc.

According to another source, up to 80% of staff has been laid off in departments such as Production Services, which includes QA and Compliance, with jobs planned to be outsourced overseas. Cuts were also said to be made in development, with art and programming staffers being laid off.

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  1. Blerk

    Oh dear! Lego Indy’s great, too.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Getting it today. Hopefully things will quieten down a bit this afternoon and I can leave the house.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Lots of great rumourage from disgruntled ex-employees here:
    http://tinyurl.com/4ud7vf

    #3 6 years ago
  4. patlike

    Saw that, ja. Just going to do something now.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Whizzo

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that Fracture comment reported at Kotaku wasn’t true, the trailer made me want to punch whoever wrote the set up for it. Repeatedly. In the bollocks.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    It’s obviously a complete turd. In fact, it was obviously a complete turd from the very first video.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. patlike

    Just done another story.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Truk

    Lego Star Wars was completed over a year ago.

    #8 6 years ago