Acclaimed developer LucasArts was hit by major layoffs this morning. Reports say that about 150 employees were layed off and that all projects the studio was working on are effectively cancelled including Star Wars 1313; Although it is possible that Stars Wars 1313 could be handed off to another developer.
The official statement from Lucasfilm,“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.”
Our best wishes go to all affected by the layoffs.