Disney Ends LucasArts Video Game Development, and That’s OK

Disney has stopped development at Lucasfilm’s game division, just four months after it bought the company for $4 billion.  Thus, highly anticipated games like Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars: 1313 will not be developed.  Fans of the franchise are frustrated with the recent decisions made by Disney especially because this news comes only one month after it canceled the Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon series.

Star Wars is a popular franchise that has had an ever-lasting impact on American culture.  It has some of the most devoted fans in the world, so this recent news is very discouraging.  Fans are still looking forward to new movies that Disney has expressed interest in developing, but whether these movies will salvage what is left of the Star Wars pride has yet to be seen.  Hopefully for Disney, the company follows through on its plans and they have more success than the prequel movies that were released in the past twenty years.

Written by: Constantine Kostikas

Source:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-03/disney-ends-lucasarts-video-game-development-and-thats-okay#r=nav-f-story

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