Hey kids, still busy as hell in RL, but I couldn’t NOT post about this. Now I’m not the biggest fan of Kotaku, I admit, but since it’s not April 1st anymore, I’m going to take their story that LucasArts is being shut down by Disney as sadly factual. If this is true, it’s the end of an era. This era brought us, for a while at least, some of the finest computer gaming experiences one could imagine, such as X-Wing, TIE Fighter and so many other wonderful games. If this is indeed true that LucasArts is shutting down, it’s a sad day for video game fans everywhere. I hope I speak for everyone when I say to the folks at what was formerly LucasArts, I wish everyone who’s been laid off luck in finding new work, and thank the folks at LucasArts for all of their hard work. I’ll be drinking to you all tonight, and maybe play some TIE Fighter as well in honor of such a legendary company that ended not with a bang, but an undeserved whimper.
Edit: GameInformer is also reporting on the story, which makes it that much more credible. I’m near tears here at being so heartbroken over this.