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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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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Is it April fools day already???

    Seriously, what does this MEAN? George Lucas to retire?

  • Actually yes, more or less. From Star Wars, at least.

  • He's staying on as a "Creative Consultant" for new Star Wars films.

  • What does this mean in regards to future availability of the new cuts of Star Wars? I hope they're not forgotten about...

  • Addition to this. Disney also announced Star Wars Episode VII being targeted for a 2015 release date. Yes, the same year that's giving us The Avengers 2 and Justice League.

    And Vaina, I had to check my calendar several times to make sure it wasn't April 1st.

  • So if Disney has Lucasarts does this mean a bigger chance of S&M Hit The Road Special Edition,Curse of Monkey Island Special Edition,Escape from Monkey Island Special Edition & Tales of Monkey Island 2 or does it mean we will never see them?

  • @ryannumber1gamer said: So if Disney has Lucasarts does this mean a bigger chance of S&M Hit The Road Special Edition,Curse of Monkey Island Special Edition,Escape from Monkey Island Special Edition & Tales of Monkey Island 2 or does it mean we will never see them?



    Well, the deal includes Lucasarts so... nope. No reason to suspect that Lucasarts will change their strategy of "keep a tight death grip on their classic games, adventure or Star Wars".

  • @Gibbeynator said: Well, the deal includes Lucasarts so... nope. No reason to suspect that Lucasarts will change their strategy of "keep a tight death grip on their classic games, adventure or Star Wars".



    I wouldn't be so sure. They bought Lucasfilm and then immediately announced they were going to make a new official Star Wars film. It doesn't sound like they bought the company to NOT use the properties it owns.

  • Bloody hellfire.

    @Rather Dashing said: He's staying on as a "Creative Consultant" for new Star Wars films.

    Are they the same new Star Wars films he's been denying he ever planned for the last ten years?

    @Rather Dashing said: So if Disney has Lucasarts does this mean a bigger chance of S&M Hit The Road Special Edition,Curse of Monkey Island Special Edition,Escape from Monkey Island Special Edition & Tales of Monkey Island 2

    Well, changes at the top of Lucasarts usually herald the cancellation of all adventure game projects, so by my calculations, we're now into less-than-no-chance of TOMI2 and re-releases of the back catalogue.

    (Hmm... still, now they've got a chance to do a follow-up to that TV special where the Muppets visit Disneyland.... "Indiana Jones and the Magic Kingdom")

  • Some of my favorite reactions so far on NeoGAF

    [quote]Man, Disney is a FORCE to be reckoned with[/quote]

    [quote]Star Wars going into the vault[/quote]

    [quote]Kingdom Hearts 3 will feature Ewoks now[/quote]

    [quote]Star Wars X Marvel gonna happen[/quote]

    [quote]Who's gonna play Captain Kirk[/quote]

    [quote]Mickey Mouse conquering all[/quote]

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