Disney Shuts Down Gaming Division of LucasArts
Today Disney has removed the gaming division of LucasArts, firing as many as 150 employees in the process. The official statement given is as follows:
“After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we’ve had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles.”
Further details can be found courtesy of Game Informer.