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Star Wars 1313 had been reimagined as a Boba Fett title… before it was scrapped

As if the news wasn’t bad enough for Star Wars fans… Kotaku has word that prior to the game’s cancellation yesterday at the hands of new owners Disney, George Lucas had personally given the in-development Star Wars 1313 a new direction – it was to be re-worked as a tale …

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Disney closes LucasArts; Star Wars 1313 possibly cancelled

Disney has announced that it is shutting down LucasArts, the game development arm of Lucasfilm, choosing to outsource future Star Wars games to minimise risk. After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimising the company’s risk …

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Disney kills off LucasArts

LucasArts is to be disbanded by new owner Disney. The firm’s game publishing and internal development business will close, with Lucas properties such as Star Wars to be licensed to external businesses, Game Informer reports. The full statement from Disney – which bought parent LucasFilm and the Star Wars franchise …

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Star Wars shooter First Assault in development… but may never be released

A digital-only precursor to the ill-fated Battlefront III is in development at LucasArts, but may not now ever be released. That’s according to Kotaku, which says that Star Wars: First Assault is a 16-player multiplayer shooter that was at one stage scheduled for a release this spring. The idea behind …

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Obsidian pitching for a new Star Wars RPG

Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic II creator Obsidian is planning to pitch a brand new Star Wars RPG to Disney. The move, of course, comes as the world still comes to grips with the news that Disney, fresh from the acquisition of LucasArts, is working not only on …

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Star Wars Battlefront 3 claims erupt into public war of words

Despite never making it to market, the ill-fated Star Wars Battlefront 3 has caused a public dispute between Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis and an anonymous LucasArts employee. "It felt like we had turned a corner as a company," Ellis told GamesTM of the game’s development. "We had had a …

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