“Lucasfilms Games.” To quote an old master, that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time… a long time. It’s the original name of LucasArts, the legendary studio that developed games in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as several of the great 90s adventure games. To make a long, messy story short, LucasArts was acquired by Disney in 2012, and was reduced to a skeleton the following year. For all intents and purposes, it was dead… until now.
LucasArts made some fantastic games back in the day. I remember spending many hours on my desktop PC playing the X-Wing and Tie Fighter games.
I’m sceptical about what Disney is looking to make with the new rebranded LucasArts studio, Lucasfilm Games. Only because Disney being the large company that it is, doesn’t ensure guaranteed success. They’ve had a good run with the Star Wars franchise though so it will be interesting to see what comes of this.
Thursday March 21, 2019