Disney Shuts Down LucasArts, Cancels Star Wars 1313 And Star Wars: First Assault

Lucas Arts RIP

After over four years of working at Lucas Arts, I came in today to find out that Disney is shutting the doors on the studio. I would have really liked to have been able to share First Assault with the world. I spent many longs nights working on the core combat systems, from the guns to the locomotion to the grenades and all the attachments. We had a unique team-oriented game with many systems that facilitated our objective-based gameplay. We were so close to being done, it’s difficult knowing that it will never be released.

Never-the-less, I am proud of what we accomplished and learned many new lessons from the process. Our feedback and iteration loops by the end of the project were starting to become like well-oiled machines and I was honing in on the fine tuning that we would need to ship a polished and competitive product.

We also had a great team and I look forward to hopefully working with them again in the future.

R.I.P Lucas Arts

About Ben Retan

I'm a designer/developer/musician and my life revolves around music and technology. I spend most of my time playing guitar, working on games, or recording music. In what little free time I have outside of that, I like to act and sing whenever I get the chance.
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1 Response to Disney Shuts Down LucasArts, Cancels Star Wars 1313 And Star Wars: First Assault

  1. Jim Stiefelmaier says:

    Sorry Ben. I was excited to see it come out… 😦

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