Category Archives: Lucasarts
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 10:40 BST
While the exact details of EA’s deal to exclusively develop games for the Star Wars franchise aren’t known, Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed the deal doesn’t damage their free-to-play title Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 14:28 BST
Disney has reported its Q2 financials, and overall the company reported a 32% increase in net income during the January-March quarter.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 20:39 BST
Avalanche Studios’ former manager Oskar Burman said that the Just Cause developer “almost got [a] deal” with LucasArts to develop a “massive, open world” Star Wars game which was a “single-player, open world,” title in which on could traverse the galaxy.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 10:22 BST
Google has enlisted ex-Lucasarts and Dreamworks veteran Noah Falstein as chief game designer, sparking a rumour that the search company is gearing up to create a dedicated project for its Android gaming platform.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 08:15 BST
The Secret of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has explicitly stated that he has no plans to make another instalment of the LucasArts adventure series, but he has shared his theoreticals about what a follow-up might look like.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 08:28 BST
Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was said to be coming next from LucasArts after digital shooter Star War: First Assault tested the waters. Both games have now been canned, but gameplay footage of the new Battlefront 3 has emerged in the wild.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 19:21 BST
A report on Kotaku, which contains another video of the canned Battlefront 3, states that at one point, EA was considering a LucasArts buyout. However, labels president Frank Gibeau has said that is not the case.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 11:20 BST
Star Wars studio LucasArts may have been shuttered by new bosses Disney, but that hasn’t stopped the house of mouse from considering licensed games based on the Lucas universe moving forward. Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart has expressed interest in pitching them an idea.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 21:14 BST
Star Wars 1313, the game shelved by Disney due to the closure of LucasArts studio, would have had players starring as none other than bounty hunter Boba Fett, according to a report on Kotaku which was handed some concept art from the project. According to the report, Fett being the star of the game was an order handed down to developers last May by George Lucas himself. While the future of the game looks grim at present, a representative stated yesterday that other development studios will now be able to license the Star Wars IP, and this includes the possible take over of development on 1313 as well as Star Wars: First Assault.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 02:01 BST
Raven Software has released the sourcecode for Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy to mark the closure of LucasArts today. “We loved and appreciated the experience of getting to make Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy for LucasArts. As a gift to the persistently loyal fanbase for our Jedi games and in memory of LucasArts, we are releasing the source code for both games for people to enjoy and play with,” the developer told Kotaku. I can’t wait to see what modders and garage devs do with this delightful present.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 01:11 BST
Disney is closing LucasArts development studio, laying off a reported 150 staffers and according to a representative for the firm, development on Star Wars 1313 along with Star Wars: First Assault is in limbo.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 20:03 GMT
Leaked footage of Star Wars: First Assault has turned up, once again courtesy of Kotaku. The footage shows early gameplay footage purportedly from the fall 2012 build, as well as a video showing a pre-rendered clip. The source who sent the videos to Kotaku stated the gameplay video shows in-game footage with all known issues for the time, and that since the video’s creation, “many improvements have been made in performance, completeness, and quality.” First Assault is a FPS which was slated for a spring 2013 and it was originally outed in late August by a domain name and trademark registration.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 19:29 GMT
Yesterday, industry whispers indicated that Star Wars 1313 had been nudged onto the backburner by Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. Apparently this isn’t the case after all, according to a representative from LucasArts .
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 10:50 GMT
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic developer Obsidian Entertainment has what it calls one of its ‘top three pitches’ ever for a new game set in the universe. Studio head Feargus Urquhart has confirmed that the studio is waiting for the perfect time to pitch to new license holder Disney.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 17:03 GMT
Free Radical’s story continues as Haze development stumbles, and a deal with Lucasarts marks the beginning of the end for the studio. VG247′s Dave Cook speaks with Steve Ellis to set records straight.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 | 16:59 GMT
Star War 1313 screenshots have popped up on Sony Germany’s Facebook page, albeit older shots, it indicates that PS3 will be one of the systems the shooter is release on. Announced by Lucasarts pre-show at E3 2012, platforms other than PC were never confirmed, leading the public to wonder if it was a this-gen or next-gen console release. A Lucasarts representative has said the listing is “not accurate” and that it has no announcements to make regarding the game at this time. So, make of this what you will.
Lucasarts was purchased by Disney in October last year, prompting the developer to assure fans the title’s development was not affected. Star Wars 1313 is slated for release in 2013 on PC. Via Playnews.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 | 12:02 GMT
Siliconera has dug up a bunch of concept art for something called Battlefront Online. The site claims Slant Six was working on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game in 2010, but it was cancelled before announcement; contemporary rumours told the same story. There are no further details on the lost project, which is distinct from the recent headline favourite Battlefront 3, Free Radical’s shelved effort. See the art through the break.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 | 21:21 GMT
Ron Gilbert has said he will contact Disney “at some point” regarding regaining rights to the Monkey Island franchise.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 20:06 GMT
Paul Meegan, former president of LucasArts, has returned to Epic Games as its VP of product development.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 20:57 GMT