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LucasArts president exits after two year stint

Friday, 3rd August 2012 00:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Paul Meegan has left LucasArts, with no replacement named and no word of his destination.

“LucasArts has come a long way and I’m extremely proud of what the teams have accomplished,” Meegan said in a statement given to GamesIndustry.

“We had a great E3 with Star Wars 1313, and have other exciting projects in the works. It’s been a privilege to be a part of Lucasfilm. I wish the company all the best.”

Lucasfilm COO Mich Chau said Meegan had been a “valuable team member” during his two years at LucasArts. The company will “remain committed” to current projects, he added, and “will be re-evaluating LucasArts’ leadership needs” in order to keep the studio focused.

LucasArts doesn’t have a replacement lined up, but in the interim, current staffers have volunteered to co-direct; Kevin Parker will lead business operations and Gio Corsi will guide studio production.

This is the second high-profile departure from LucasArts this year, after Far Cry 2 and Splinter Cell designer Clint Hocking’s June defection to Valve. Star Wars 1313 is its only known project.

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7 Comments

  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    I think you mean “exits”. Although it would be cool if it took a two year stint to bring this dude into existence. That would be proper hardcore! :D

    /whispers (Also, LicasArts = LucasArts)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    Thanks. I’m really ill at the moment.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    Sorry to hear that. And I wasn’t havin’ a go or anything. Get well soon…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ignatius_Cheese

    Bring back Simon Jeffery!

    Lucasarts really is a shadow of its former self. They should just give up making games & refocus on animation.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. GrimRita

    Whoever the big cheese will be, they will start hiring again after firing everyone. LucasArts really must stop this endless cycle of bull shit and focus on creating some decent Star Wars games.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Old MacDonald

    During the last two years I’d kinda forgotten LucasArts existed. So he must have done a very good job…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. rainer

    Lucasarts have been a shambles the past decade, coincidently this is around the time the upper echelons of Lucasfilm decided more control over Lucasarts was needed.

    Unless your a huge suck up to the inner circle of Lucasfilm your in trouble and the inner circle are unable to handle the fact that Star Wars popularity is fading.

    #7 2 years ago

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