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Disney ends game development at LucasArts

Layoffs across the organisation as the studio becomes a licensing house

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Disney has ended internal development at LucasArts, resulting in mass layoffs at the studio today.

A statement was issued via EuroGamer confirms LucasArts' new owner Disney has switched LucasArts to a licensing-only model and let staff go.

The statement reads: "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 while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organisation."

Disney is currently focused on the upcoming release of Disney Infinity, a Skylanders-style game that represents the future casual focus for the publisher. The fate of in-progress LucasArts games Star Wars 1313, Star Wars: First Assault, and any other projects is unknown.

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