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Disney Buys Lucasfilm (and other stories)

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...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.
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  • Secret Fawful;783669 said:
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    That is just awesome. Did Steve Purcell make that?
  • corruptbiggins;783711 said:
    The saddest thing about this is the people losing their jobs. LucasArts as a games developer has been nothing to me for over a decade, with the best games with their name on it coming from outside developers. So from that point of view, nothing has really changed in my eyes. In fact they may be more willing to licence out older IPs but anything coming from that would just be a bonus and not really expected.

    So feelings for the people, but that's it.
    The thought had crossed my mind too but I'm sure that they'll all be able to find new jobs easily enough and no doubt, at better (i.e. organised and non-chaotic) development studios.
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    Laserschwert;783699 said:
    [QUOTE=St_Eddie;783697]You're site staff for mixnmojo.com (not being sarcastic, it's a genuine query)?
    Yeah she is.[/QUOTE]Yep. I use my first name when I post news and reviews on Mojo, just like I do here. :)
  • Jennifer;783725 said:
    Yep. I use my first name when I post news and reviews on Mojo, just like I do here. :)
    That's really cool. I'll keep on eye on which articles are yours from now on.
  • Most of what I've read about this indicates that all Disney care about is Star Wars. And you know what, they deserve each other.
  • Actually, what it indicates to me is that Disney knows LucasArts internal development team hasn't put out a decent game, especially one that isn't Star Wars, in a very very long time, and so they decided to put the old, decrepit dog out of its misery.

    I may not like it, because that old dog was great fun for me in its heydey, but it really did deserve to be put down.
  • Chyron8472;783765 said:
    Actually, what it indicates to me is that Disney knows LucasArts internal development team hasn't put out a decent game, especially one that isn't Star Wars, in a very very long time, and so they decided to put the old, decrepit dog out of its misery.

    I may not like it, because that old dog was great fun for me in its heydey, but it really did deserve to be put down.
    Good point. The last internally developed game of theirs I played was Escape from Monkey Island. Since then it's been licensed games (and even then not many).
  • Idk what good this will do, but for even the slightest bit of hope, sign this thing:
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/speilberg-should-buy-classic-lucas-arts-ips/
  • I don't see the point in Speilberg buying the rights. Actually I don't see the need in anyone fully buying the rights because it would probably be prohibitively expensive and I trust Disney to hold the rights just as long as they are willing to give licences for games to be made from them.
  • The interesting thing about that petition is that it was started by Bill Tiller, who worked on The Dig, Curse of Monkey Island, and created A Vampyre Story and Pirates of Vooju Island.
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