View Full Version : LucasArts president Jim Ward resigns

02-02-2008, 04:00 AM
Howard Roffman takes position on an interim basis

A LucasArts representative has confirmed that president Jim Ward is leaving the company.

Ward will be replaced in a few weeks' time by Howard Roffman on an interim basis while the company searches for a permanent replacement.
Jim Ward joined LucasArts in 2004 and saw games such as the Battlefront series, Lego Star Wars, Mercenaries and Thrillville released during his tenure. He cited "personal reasons" for the resignation, and also stepped down as the executive vice president of LucasFilm.
Roffman has been with LucasFilm for 25 years, most recently as the company's head of licensing and legal.

Source (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=32680)

02-02-2008, 04:03 AM
Major blow to the company? Maybe...but we'll soon find out what real effect it has on it...my bet is on the company is better off without him...anyone that resigns from those positions is either having trouble maintaining their position/responsibilities or they're having an internal disagreement with someone above...we'll soon find out the effect I guess...