RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

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RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by GSH » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:04 pm

LucasArts to do licensing only, no internal development. See here or here.

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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by jack775544 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:01 pm

Game development at Lucasarts has been dead for years, but Disney has finally been brave enough to admit it.
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Post by Ded10c » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:32 pm

List of games developed by LucasArts - including 13 since 2010
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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by jack775544 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:11 am

Yes they have made games recently, but when they are of the quality of Force Unleashed 2, a 4 hour long cutscene, or Star Wars Kinect, which wasn't much, if any better, it turned into a company that was mainly kept around because no one wanted to admit that they hadn't done anything of value for years now except for the publishing of the Lego games.
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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by GSH » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:29 am

Many of Lucas's recent hits were externally developed. Star Wars: Battlefront 1 & 2, which I worked on, were the highest-selling Star Wars titles ever. (Disclaimers: that highest selling games was circa 2005/2006; I think Force Unleashed 1/2(?) did better; I also only heard that informally so take all this with a giant grain of salt unless you can find a hard citation elsewhere). Pandemic Studios developed Battlefront 1 & 2, Lucasarts handled some QA, localization (translation), publishing, etc.

A better list would include whether those titles were internally developed or not.

I can only hope that Disney (which now owns Lucas* properties) allows gog.com to re-release Lucasarts's back catalog..

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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by jack775544 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:07 am

Don't get me wrong, Battlefront was and still is a great series. I even play it with my friends when I can.
It's just in the last 3-4 years it has gone down hill.
That said I am really enjoying Star Wars the old republic right now but as far as I know Lucasarts wasn't really a part of that and left the actual publishing up to EA.
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Post by Ded10c » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:34 pm

The Old Republic was developed by Bioware, all LucasArts did was license the IP. Likewise KOTOR and KOTOR 2 (which was then developed by Obsidian).
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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by GSH » Mon May 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Looks like EA's going to be developing Star Wars games now instead. Disney does have the rights to make some other games based on the Star Wars license.

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Post by Ded10c » Mon May 06, 2013 10:15 pm

...EA... develop? :P
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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by GSH » Mon May 06, 2013 10:17 pm

I didn't say "polish" :p

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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by jack775544 » Tue May 07, 2013 7:22 am

GSH wrote:I didn't say "polish" :p
The GSH humour stikes again.
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Post by Ded10c » Tue May 07, 2013 10:29 am

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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by Nielk1 » Wed May 08, 2013 5:19 pm

GSH wrote:Looks like EA's going to be developing Star Wars games now instead. Disney does have the rights to make some other games based on the Star Wars license.

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Specifically, EA has NOT been given the right to make social, mobile, or web games with the license. THANK GOD. People who make Battlefield now have access to StarWars IP? Battlefront 3? Disney's overbearing influence might indeed prevent bullshit from EA such as always on DRM, day one DLC, etc etc (or it might push for it, but that is unlikely since even EA knows how much people hate that, difference being EA will milk consumers anyway, Disney has an image to uphold).

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Re: RIP: LucasArts ('s internally developed games)

Post by Ded10c » Wed May 08, 2013 8:51 pm

Just think, we could have had Battlefront 3 made by Pandemic.

That said, last I heard the BF3 was in Crytek's hands.
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