Lucasarts president bows out, praises “fantastic team”

By Patrick Garratt
1 February 2008 21:44 GMT

Jim Ward, LucasArts president, has confirmed his departure from the company after nearly 10 years, says this.

“I am so proud of all people and the work we’ve done together at LucasArts over the last four years,” he wrote in a letter to Kotaku. “It’s been an incredible experience. Together we’ve rebooted the company and set LucasArts on a path to even greater success. This is a fantastic team and they are positioned for their best year ever.”

No specific reason has been given for the departure, but other reports have said family matters are behind the move. The company is now looking for another president, with Howard Roffman, president of Lucas Licensing and a 25-year stalwart of the company, taking on the role for the transition period.

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