Originally Posted by Udvarnoky
I'm surprised the formal shuttering of LEC would have mattered to so many around here. There was essentially zero impact.
I voted for the cancellation of King's Quest because of this reason. LucasArts has been heading down the publishing and licensing only route for years now. Plus, I was personally tired of getting interested in development projects at LucasArts, only to see them almost inevitably get cancelled.
Honestly, things at LucasArts are looking quite good under Disney. The two casual games we've gotten so far under Disney have been a lot of fun (if it's one thing Disney Interactive is good at, it's tweaking a fun concept to fit with various licensed properties, such as was done with all the Where's My Water spin-offs).
Plus, they announced a return to space combat and the EA licensing deal means that DICE is making a new Star Wars: Battlefront (which is the most logical choice, considering Battlefront was inspired by Battlefield in the first place).
Now that they have the full rights to any future Indiana Jones productions, we'll surely be getting some Indiana Jones games as well.
And, no one knows about the LucasArts game licenses, but their fate has never been clear since Darell Rodriguez left anyway. Hopefully they're interested in licensing those out too (you would think they would be, since it will help them get back some of their 4+ billion dollar investment).
I honestly can't be upset at the Disney purchase when they're managing the company better than has been done since the turn of the millennium.