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Old 10-31-2012, 12:59 AM   #73
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Originally Posted by Char Ell View Post
  • Star Wars games and LucasArts don't gain any immediate benefit from this deal. Disney Interactive has performed miserably for quite some time so it's not like Disney has the chops to show LucasArts how game development is done.
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    The big emphasis during Disney’s conference call discussing its acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion was, not surprisingly, the enormous earnings potential of the Star Wars franchise. And that includes gaming — so one of the analysts asked for more details about Disney’s interactive strategy.

    CEO Bob Iger responded that the company is “likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console.” However, he added that Disney will look at console games “opportunistically,” using licensing deals to allow other companies to create Star Wars games for cosnoles.
Well, at least on the licensing department I'd say Disney Interactive is doing quite well. Look at Kingdom Hearts: their biggest financial (and, possibly, critic) success, possible only through licensing Disney material to Square Enix. And this is not a new process, since Disney has been licensing their IPs to more experienced developers since the 8 bits Era.

On the downside, I must again refer to Kingdom Hearts: it has been running for almost 10 years now, with numerous spin-offs, and there's no end in sight. Cash milking, but then again we don't want Star Wars game to meet their end anyway.


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