User Avatar Image

Disney Buys Lucasfilm (and other stories)

posted by BlankCanvasDJ on - last edited - Viewed by 20.1K users
...and, by extension, LucasArts (since that's what we all really care about, I know).

http://www.benzinga.com/news/12/10/3039512/disney-to-buy-lucasfilm-for-4-05b-in-cash-and-stock

I know, with the likes of Star Wars and Indiana Jones being snatched up, the LA catalogue probably isn't a big priority but I wonder what this could mean for the future of some of our favorite adventure games?

Could a Monkey Island theme park ride be in our future? Hmm.
681 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • User Avatar Image
    Vainamoinen Moderator
    Is it April fools day already???

    Seriously, what does this MEAN? George Lucas to retire?
  • Actually yes, more or less. From Star Wars, at least.
  • He's staying on as a "Creative Consultant" for new Star Wars films.
  • What does this mean in regards to future availability of the new cuts of Star Wars? I hope they're not forgotten about...
  • Addition to this. Disney also announced Star Wars Episode VII being targeted for a 2015 release date. Yes, the same year that's giving us The Avengers 2 and Justice League.

    And Vaina, I had to check my calendar several times to make sure it wasn't April 1st.
  • So if Disney has Lucasarts does this mean a bigger chance of S&M Hit The Road Special Edition,Curse of Monkey Island Special Edition,Escape from Monkey Island Special Edition & Tales of Monkey Island 2 or does it mean we will never see them?
  • ryannumber1gamer;710458 said:
    So if Disney has Lucasarts does this mean a bigger chance of S&M Hit The Road Special Edition,Curse of Monkey Island Special Edition,Escape from Monkey Island Special Edition & Tales of Monkey Island 2 or does it mean we will never see them?
    Well, the deal includes Lucasarts so... nope. No reason to suspect that Lucasarts will change their strategy of "keep a tight death grip on their classic games, adventure or Star Wars".
  • Gibbeynator;710463 said:
    Well, the deal includes Lucasarts so... nope. No reason to suspect that Lucasarts will change their strategy of "keep a tight death grip on their classic games, adventure or Star Wars".
    I wouldn't be so sure. They bought Lucasfilm and then immediately announced they were going to make a new official Star Wars film. It doesn't sound like they bought the company to NOT use the properties it owns.
  • Bloody hellfire.
    Rather Dashing;710439 said:
    He's staying on as a "Creative Consultant" for new Star Wars films.
    Are they the same new Star Wars films he's been denying he ever planned for the last ten years?
    ryannumber1gamer;710458 said:
    So if Disney has Lucasarts does this mean a bigger chance of S&M Hit The Road Special Edition,Curse of Monkey Island Special Edition,Escape from Monkey Island Special Edition & Tales of Monkey Island 2
    Well, changes at the top of Lucasarts usually herald the cancellation of all adventure game projects, so by my calculations, we're now into less-than-no-chance of TOMI2 and re-releases of the back catalogue.

    (Hmm... still, now they've got a chance to do a follow-up to that TV special where the Muppets visit Disneyland.... "Indiana Jones and the Magic Kingdom")
  • Some of my favorite reactions so far on NeoGAF
    Man, Disney is a FORCE to be reckoned with
    Star Wars going into the vault
    Kingdom Hearts 3 will feature Ewoks now
    Star Wars X Marvel gonna happen
    Who's gonna play Captain Kirk
    Mickey Mouse conquering all
Add Comment