VIDEO GAMES: How Will Disney's Purchase For LucasFilm Affect STAR WARS 1313
With today's purchase Disney made for LucasFilm, how will the upcoming game Star Wars 1313 be affected along with LucasArts? Click the jump to find out.
Today is a big day for Star Wars fan. We heard the Disney brought LucasFilm for 4 billion dollars, we heard Disney announce Star Wars: Episode 7 and said it was coming out in 2015, now we learn more about the effects of the deal. Fans of the Star Wars video games are wondering what will happen with LucasArts' internal development studios as they are currently working on Star Wars 1313. IGN reached out to LucasArts and received the following statement:
For the time being all projects are business as usual. We are excited about all the possibilities that Disney brings.
For more information, LucasArts is simply directing people towards today's official press release. Disney's CEO Bob Iger, speaking on a conference call regarding the buyout, has stated that the company is now focus more on mobile and social development than consoles going forward. Though, as Tech Crunch notes, he also said they'd pursue console games "opportunistically," licensing out the franchise to other companies.
Named for Level 1313, a ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant, the game puts players in control of a deadly bounty hunter as he uses an arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunt down his marks and uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy. Star Wars 1313 emphasizes epic set pieces and fast-paced combat with a hero who uses human skills and gadgets, rather than supernatural Force powers, to make his way through this dangerous world.
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