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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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  • JFP;784135 said:
    I really want Telltale to buy the rights to at least some of the IPs, and I think history has shown that Disney might bite.
    Does anything make you think *Telltale* would bite?!
  • So I don't know if this was ever officially said, but it has been now - From 2015, Disney wants a new Star Wars film every year, alternating between core films and spin-off Solo movies.

    D'ya... d'ya see what I did there? With the Solo thing? God I'm good.
  • Merchandising, merchandising.
  • Darth Marsden;787680 said:
    So I don't know if this was ever officially said, but it has been now - From 2015, Disney wants a new Star Wars film every year, alternating between core films and spin-off Solo movies.

    D'ya... d'ya see what I did there? With the Solo thing? God I'm good.
    I would say they're going to kill the brand, but it's already been dead since right after Timothy Zahn got done writing books for Star Wars.
  • Well, maybe the films will just replace the endless stream of star wars games set in the extended universe.
  • Friar;787710 said:
    Well, maybe the films will just replace the endless stream of star wars games set in the extended universe.
    And hopefully anything written by Kevin J Anderson.
  • Sounds fine to me.

    Also:

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    I'm glad I'm not the only person who sees this.
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    The one thing I'm confused about this whole mess is whether LucasArts was completely shut down. All the articles pointed out that they closed down LucasArts as a developer, but does anyone know if it still exists as a brick-and-mortar publisher (or if it now exists as just a label)? It didn't sound like they laid off everybody, although I could be wrong (since they've had so many layoffs over the years, it's hard to tell whether 150 people was its entire staff).
  • Jennifer;787768 said:
    The one thing I'm confused about this whole mess is whether LucasArts was completely shut down. All the articles pointed out that they closed down LucasArts as a developer, but does anyone know if it still exists as a brick-and-mortar publisher (or if it now exists as just a label)? It didn't sound like they laid off everybody, although I could be wrong (since they've had so many layoffs over the years, it's hard to tell whether 150 people was its entire staff).
    As I understood it, LucasArts continues to exist as an entity, for the purpose of Licensing Lucasfilm properties (quite possibly Star Wars exclusively) out to other developers. I believe an article described their remaining staff as being "less than ten" employees. I wouldn't expect them to do any publishing, that will probably fall on the companies they license the properties out to.
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