In the wake of Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy, comes the news that Disney has bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion. In all honesty, I thought this was a joke, come on, $4 billion? I know it’s Star Wars, but still. Why is a gaming blog going on about this though? Well, because this also means that LucasArts, the gaming arm of George Lucas’ evil empire, was included in the deal. Begging the question, what does this mean for long neglected, legendary games, such as Grim Fandango?
Not so legendary, but still really good games, like Metal Warriors?
And of course, Star Wars games, represented by, my personal favorite, neglected, really good game, Tie Fighter?
I’m just hoping for a Grim Fandango Pixar movie.
Well, considering Adventure games are dead and space sims have been relegated to niche fans, I’d say the likelihood of that being very low. Plus, in their press release, Disney talked about moving towards social and casual games, and that console games (aka Triple A games) would basically be few and far between. They’ll let games currently in production continue (Star Wars 1313), but what comes after those is really up in the air. It may be great, but this deal seems to favor the movies more than the games.