LucasArts Shuts Down

The Walt Disney Company paid George Lucas $4 billion for Lucasfilm, Star Wars, and LucasArts in October.

There was a great disturbance in the Force today.

Back in October The Walt Disney Company paid George Lucas $4 billion for Lucasfilm, Star Wars, and LucasArts, the video game creator. Disney stated publicly that they did not plan on continuing development in LucasArts--and less than a year later, the Mickey Mouse behemoth has shuttered the 30-year-old gaming company.

The decision resulted in a number of layoffs, while a small team will remain to help the transition, and others will move on to work with Disney Interactive, the company said in a statement to Gameinformer.com. LucasArts, founded in 1982, developed Star Wars and Indiana Jones games, and worked with other developers to produce original games.

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