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Old 04-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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Also I am fascinated by the language used in corporate statements (e.g. 'market place realities'). This is what's being quoted from Disney:

"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles."
'Minimizing the company's risk'? You are disbanding it completely! Of course there's no risk if it only exists as a game label. There's also something flippant about 'we've had layoffs across the organization'.

I wouldn't discount the possibility that LucasArts might -- might -- come back as a games making company in the future (e.g. 20 years time) just because of the name. Maybe when Lucasfilm is in turn sold to McDonalds or whoever is next in line.
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