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Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE dreams die as Attack Squadron axed

Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE dreams die as Attack Squadron axed

If you’ve been playing the space-fighter game Star Wars: Attack Squadron regularly, you might already know the bad news. This game has been in development for some months, and even went so far as to have an Open Beta sequence so that players from the public might give it a go. Unfortunately for them - and for us - the game’s developers have opted to move on to other projects.

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Star Wars VII crew expands: screenwriters, sound, and production

Star Wars VII crew expands: screenwriters, sound, and production

Today a new set of "master filmmakers" has been announced as working on the next Star Wars film, these including first and foremost J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan as screenwriters. Keen-eyed fans will recognize that Abrams is also the director of this film, tentatively titled Star Wars: Episode VII, while Kasdan was also already a consultant for the film. He's been a consultant due to his extensive experience with past Lucasfilm epics, writing the screenplay for Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as co-screenwriting both Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back.

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PS4 game range set to surge with ex-LucasArts talent hire

PS4 game range set to surge with ex-LucasArts talent hire

If there's one thing LucasArts was good at, it was getting to know 3rd-party game creators - that's essentially the base for their entire industry, after all. When you run a gaming company that's creating games that are (mostly) based in the Star Wars universe, you've got to work with a collection of developers - at least that's how it used to be, before Disney shut down LucasArts. Now the Third Party Relations team is happy to bring former LucasArts producer Gio Corsi aboard here several months after the closing of LucasArts in early 2013.

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LucasArts shut down by Disney

LucasArts shut down by Disney

The Star Wars video game company LucasArts has been closed down and is in the process of being broken apart by Disney. As Disney owns LucasFilm and the rights to all media therein, the video game subsidiary LucasArts is (or was) part of what they purchased. With this breakup of the company, Disney will be moving from an internal development model (with LucasArts) to a licensing model, this allowing companies from across the market their chance at developing video games in the Star Wars universe.

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Star Wars films 2-3 times a year starting in 2015

Star Wars films 2-3 times a year starting in 2015

This week the upcoming president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, has made it clear to employess that she intended them to release 2-3 Star Wars films a year starting in 2015 with Episode VII. After the announcement was made by George Lucas himself that Lucasfilm and the rights to the Star Wars industry had been sold to Disney, it was just as giant a news flash that this meant a sequel to the 6th film in the series Return of the Jedi. Just about the only blast that could possibly have topped such an announcement is this: it's just the beginning!

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Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play option available now

Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play option available now

Electronic Arts and LucasArts have announced the launch of Free-to-Play for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The option gives gamers access to the complete storylines for all eight classes up to level 50, as well as a host of other features. Free-to-play complements the already-available subscription option, "providing players with maximum flexibility in how they choose to experience" the game.

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Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Yesterday's surprising acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts by the Walt Disney Company was huge news, but now that the dust has settled, it's time to find out what the future holds for Disney, as well as the Star Wars franchise dealing with both movies and video games. One big aspect that Disney mentioned, is that they plan on focusing more on mobile and social Star Wars titles rather than console games.

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