Tag: LucasArts

Gaming News Wrap [11 Apr 2013]

It’s another morning, and it’s another gaming news wrap jam packed with tasty pieces of news to get your morning off  to an informed start. BioWare co-founder Dr. Greg Zeschuk (now retired from the games industry), reckons the new consoles are unlikely to cure a “sick retail market”.  He went on to say in a GamesIndustry.biz interview  that he doesn’t think the…

Star Wars Jedi Knight source code released for loyal fans “to learn from and play with”

Following on the sad news of Lucas Arts being closed by Disney, Raven Software and parent company Activision have released the source code for Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy “for people to learn from and play with”. Raven issued a statement to Kotaku [as cited by CVG] in which Raven payed their respects to the former LucasArts staff.…

Disney shuts LucasArts

Disney has shut down LucasArts and cancelled both of the  studio’s current projects – Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault. The closure means 150 people have been laid off, and the LucasArts brand will now only focus on licensing rather than development.  It is also unclear what will become of the two games. According to a Kotaku source it’s unlikely that…

“Leaked” Star Wars: First Assault Footage

We say “leaked” in inverted commas because you really have to start wondering where all of this information and assets are suddenly appearing from. Is LucasArts actually trolling us all, and simply dropping tit-bits of information to gauge interest in their Battlefield and Call of Duty style downloadable multiplayer shooter? The latest bits of information are two clips showing gameplay footage.  Kotaku got…

Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 1.2 Brings ‘Friends Trial’ and More

EA, BioWare and LucasArts have outed the details for Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 1.2 — ‘Legacy’ which will be going live in April 2012. The update also brings the ‘Friends Trial’ program which allows subscribers to invite as many as three of their friends for a seven-day free game trial. Description: ‘Legacy’ will introduce new high level group content and…