LucasArts was a casualty of the Lucasfilm acquisition by Disney in 2012. Since then Electronic Arts have been responsible for Star Wars games under license, but in the last six years they have only produced two games. A new chapter in the story begins today as PCGamesN reports that Lucasfilm Games, the forerunner to LucasArts, is being revived by Disney with several new job openings being posted.
In the last few days, Disney has posted job descriptions for numerous roles, all specifically for work at “Lucasfilm Games”. These include producers, marketing coordinators, art directors, and other major roles. It even looks like there’s going to be separate branch for Asian territories.
According to the postings, Lucasfilm Games will be working on “interactive products” based on Star Wars or other Lucasfilm IP, for “all digital platforms”. These include PC, Mac, all current-gen consoles, mobile phones, and AR/VR devices. We’re already expecting Willow VR to be announced later this year.
You can view the job listings here. We will be watching this with great interest and we will be keen to see if this links into the work being done by ILMxLAB.