Disney recently released seven job postings associated with the name Lucasfilm Games, a late cult video game studio known for its Star Wars and Monkey Island series games. These job offers fuel rumors about a revival of this studio.
Job postings include producer, coordinator, artistic director and marketing manager roles. They all appeared on the Disney website between March 8th and 13th.
The PC Gamer magazine reports that Disney also posted job offers, including finding an artist, a game designer and an engineering manager for Lucasfilm Games in 2017.
Nothing, however, concludes that Disney will start designing original games under the banner Lucasfilm Games. The job offers announced a few days ago seem rather to point to increased surveillance of games designed by other studios or to update old games.
In particular, they mention that new employees will “manage the verification and approval of interactive products incorporating intellectual property from Lucasfilm” and contribute to “building the next legacy product line of Star Wars and Lucasfilm”.
A remarkable story
Lucasfilm Games was founded by Star Wars creator, George Lucas himself, in 1982 and was active until 1990. During its short existence, the studio has released video games that have made history. , including The Secret of Monkey Island , to which some amateurs devote a real cult.
In 1990, George Lucas’ businesses were reorganized, and Lucasfilm Games became LucasArts. In this form, the studio has designed very popular games, including Grim Fandango, Sam and Hit the Road Max and a variety of games based on the universe of Star Wars.
In 2013, a year after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, the US entertainment giant put the video game studio on standby, and Star Wars games rights were switched to Electronic Arts (EA).
The two Star Wars games designed by EA since, Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II, have been sharply criticized, especially the second, which sparked a global debate over the place of loot chests in video games.
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Ritta Valana is a reporter for Rise Media. Ritta has previously interned at VICE and worked as a reporter for MSNBC. Renata is based in Buffalo and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe running addiction, she also enjoys knitting and Yoga.