Disney finally put LucasArts out of its misery, and with it, goes a multitude of planned Star Wars video games.
With Disney cancelling the popular show Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and essentially eradicating all other aspects of the Star Wars franchise, it was only a matter of time before LucasArts got the axe.
Besides putting many developers out of job, this course of action has affected many Star Wars fans, particularly the gaming portion of them. For the last few years, numerous rumours about new Star Wars games have been flying around, but other than the mediocre Force Unleashed series, we have received very little. Most anticipated among these rumoured games were a select few:
- Star Wars 1313, a more mature shooter where you could play as a bounty hunter in the slums of Coruscant
- Star Wars: First Assault, a downloadable FPS similar to the Battlefront series, which was supposedly the "step zero" for the high anticipated Battlefront III
- Star Wars: Battlefront III itself, the highly anticipated third installment in the award-winning Battlefront series
Any of these games being finished was unlikely while LucasArts was still running, and now that the company is shut down the chances of any of these titles seeing the light of day is slimmer than ever. When news of First Assault surfaced in the beginning of March, it sparked a new hope for Battlefront fans, a hope which has been crushed not a month later by Disney's tyrannical reign over the Star Wars universe.
What are your thoughts on the closing of LucasArts? What do you think is the future of Star Wars video games?