LucasArts aiming to create “authentic, immersive” Star Wars games

Thursday, 2nd June 2011 12:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

LucasArts president Paul Doogan has said it’s looking to make “immersive” Star Wars titles internally.

“LucasArts is a company with tremendous potential. I think people look at it and wonder why it hasn’t done better in recent years,” Doogan told MCV.

“Lucasfilm has some of the most beloved and powerful brands in entertainment, we have a loyal community of fans, and talented people in every discipline. We’re surrounded by staggeringly bright and creative people at the top of their games.”

He admitted that LA “hasn’t always” lived up to expectations whilst developing games.

“We should be making games that define our medium, that are competitive with the best of our industry, but we’re not.

“That has to change. Our priority is to create authentic, immersive, high quality Star Wars games.”

Two Star Wars titles will be on show at E3 next week, both of which made externally: Terminal Reality’s Kinect-based title and MMO The Old Republic from BioWare.

Last August, it was reported that it was looking pull in Star Wars development internally after The Old Republic releases.



  1. StolenGlory

    Star Wars: Kinect probably isn’t the best place for them to start preaching this new mantra methinks.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Space jockey pilot

    BATTLEFRONT 3 enough said

    #2 4 years ago
  3. BULArmy

    A new Jedi Knight for a start.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    Just outsource Battlefront 3 to CryTek or EA’s DICE & we’ll all be happy.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. daytripper

    well they need to address the problem that they give gamers what they think gamers want instead of actually listening to the fanbase or gaming community in general. lost count how many times people have requested certain franchises yet for some reason LucasArts dont want to know.

    oh and star wars battlefront 3 please, frostbite engine if miracles happen

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    Why they don’t made Indiana Jones multiplatform to be Uncharted Clone ? OH IRONY!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crab of Thunder

    Battlefront 3 please… :’(.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    Well i think in the Xbox era they got it right games like Star wars republic comando, KOTOR and the jedi knight series were really great games, they just need to pick the right developers for each type of game, like some people suggested before DICE for the Battlefront series, Platinum games or rocksteady for the jedi knight series and Bioware or Bethesda on another kotor, with that in mind i think Lucas Arts will have great games coming IMHO

    #8 4 years ago
  9. _LarZen_

    LucasArts should stop milking the Star Wars franchise and make something original for a change.

    Even better go back to the roots of the company and make games that made the company what it is today….

    #9 4 years ago
  10. bobiroka

    X WING!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Grimrita

    What LucasArts needs is some stability. New head honcho arrives, fires everyone and out sources everything. 3 years later, new head honcho arrives, brings everything back in house and hires, 3 years later, new head honco arrives…well you get the picture.

    A lot of good friends of mine lost their jobs there because the big cheeses thought they knew what they were doing. Clearly EA hasnt any confidence in the current set up by taking over everything to do with SWTOR.

    However, on topic, I would like to see a new space RTS and Republic Commando 2

    #11 4 years ago
  12. viralshag

    I’m with ManuOtaku on that one. KOTOR (and yes, including 2) is still two of my favourite games that I occasionally pick up and play.

    Republic Commando was a great game too, at the time I thought that game looked the shiznit. I would be happy to see something like that again.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. FadeLive

    a new Jedi Knight and Battlefront game would be awesome. Now that I think of it there have been a surprisingly good amount of awesome star wars games.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. joshua nash

    umm, did they already have that its was called KOTOR 1&2 and don’t they know everyone and their uncle is wanting a KOTOR 3?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. rainer

    How about giving the Star Wars games a break, most of Lucasarts best games were not Star Wars related.

    There is also the fact that Star Wars is (may be depending on POV) declining in relevance and popularity so clinging to this aging franchise is not the way to go.

    Try creating a new sci-fi universe Lucasarts.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. jldoom

    @15 You’re forgetting how many people will still cling to that “aging franchise” and buy the game regardless (ex Force Unleashed 2) If they can put out a great SW game like KOTOR then why not? Personally, I’ll take them all, KOTOR3, Battlefront 3, a new Jedi Knight (those games were a TON of fun) as long as they deliver the right gameplay experience, that trick is though, can they get it right? Here’s looking at you SWTOR.

    Also Indiana Jones a la Uncharted wouldn’t be bad either, could probably get Harrison Ford to do the voice overs if they ask nicely :)

    #16 4 years ago

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