Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blog #4: Star Wars, The Legend Continues

In case you haven't heard the momentous news, Disney just bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. This means an entirely new trilogy of films along with, undoubtedly, tons of video games to come. Of all the Star Wars games that Lucasarts has made since the release of the original Star Wars in 1977, only a handful of them have actually been worthwhile gaming experiences. Knights of the Old Republic I-II, Battlefront I-II,  Republic Commando, Shadows of the Empire, and the original Rogue Squadron come to mind. On the other end of the spectrum, games like Obi-Wan, and Clone Wars are gaming abominations. I am curious to see what video games Lucasarts will come up with to capitalize on this newly announced trilogy. Do you think the Stars Wars gaming universe has run out of steam?


  1. I heard that Lucasarts is coming out with Star Wars 1313 if you haven't seen the trailers for it. It's supposed to take place underground on Coruscant. They say it's supposed to have an interesting interactivity since it will be the "video quality" of cinematic interludes. It looks cool, but I have to agree with you that it doesn't much resemble the old Star Wars games/movies we love and cherish.

  2. This is really important industry news. I actually wonder if having less ownership and more oversight will help LucasArts make this next Star Wars better.

    1. Just so long as George Lucas doesn't have total control over everything . . .