The Walt Disney Company embarked on a reorganization of George Lucas' legacy, and the first step in that direction was the closure of LucasArts, a software and video game studio.
"After assessing our position in the games market we made the decision to reorient our business model from in-house production to licensing. This will allow us to minimize our risks and in the future create an extensive line of games based on Star Wars. As a result of these changes in our structure, there have been staff reductions. We are incredibly proud to work with the talented people who have developed our projects, '' reads the official press release.
All projects, including the games Star Wars: First Assault; and " Star Wars 1313 '', closed. Fired 150 studio employees.
Recall that LucasArts was created by George Lucas in 1982.
The Topic of Article: Walt Disney Company Closes LucasArts Studio.