By Ishaan . April 3, 2013 . 10:45am
Disney are shutting down their LucasArts games publishing subsidiary, according to a Game Informer report. A LucasArts representative informed the website:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Kotaku report that Star Wars 1313 and Star Wars: First Assault, two LucasArts games that were in development, have been cancelled, and around 150 people laid off.