LucasArts News


Kinect Star Wars releases this April

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 07, 2012 9:00am PST

Kinect Star Wars may have missed its lucrative Christmas launch, but it won't be long before gamers will be able to workout their midichlorian muscles. Kinect Star Wars--the game and limited edition console--will be available on April 3rd.


"holy shit, that looks absolutely wank, plus those presenters made a little bit of sick come up.."

- niceguynick see all 8 comments

Report: SWTOR development pegged at $200 million and counting

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 20, 2012 6:00pm PST

Word has surfaced that Star Wars: The Old Republic cost about $200 million to develop for launch, and that 'tens of millions' will be spent each year developing updates.


"The point is they spent so damn much money on this game they won't be profiting for at least a ..."

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SWTOR 1.1 update adds severe Valor exploit; BioWare investigating

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2012 2:00pm PST

The Star Wars: The Old Republic community is up in arms about recent camping and Valor-farming exploits caused by the recent 1.1 'Rise of the Rakghouls' update.


"I say just wait it out, plenty of awesome game for 15 a month!!!"

- royalally see all 45 comments

BioWare explains SWTOR's missing high-res textures

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 13, 2012 7:00pm PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic players have been wondering why high-resolution textures disappeared from all but the cinematic dialogue sequences after it officially launched. BioWare responds.


"He wasn't talking about running SWTOR with max quality but running a MMO with Crysis quality."

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MobyGames Classic: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II community stories

By Shack Staff, Jan 05, 2012 2:00pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the classic Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on


"Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 was a seminal game for me and in many of the same respects as the ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic extended impressions

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 05, 2012 1:00pm PST

In our second look at Star Wars: The Old Republic, I take a look at space combat and crafting as I quest my way to the shady metropolis of Nar Shaddaa.


"The main storyline quests are still interesting, but after you've done the side quests a couple ..."

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MobyGames Classic: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

By Shack Staff, Dec 30, 2011 2:00pm PST Classic returns with Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, the 1997 PC game by LucasArts that let players wield a lightsaber and Force powers for the first time.


"It is sad tha it takes a big Star Wars release in 2011 for JK, a top game, to be recognized. ..."

- RakeHox see all 16 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic hits a million players, logging 28 million hours

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 23, 2011 5:15pm PST

Electronic Arts and BioWare have released staggering launch statistics for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and already boast of over 1 million registered players.


"Strange, I was asked all 5 security questions when I signed up. Had to enter answer to one of ..."

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Kinect Star Wars features dancing mini-game

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2011 8:00am PST

Kinect Star Wars features a dancing mini-game, with some characters' "suggestive moves" cited as a reason behind the Teen rating.


"I am going to rent this.. It looks damn awful, but it's Star Wars and need to see for myself. ..."

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Paper, Scissors, Stone classified in Australia from BioWare, LucasArts

By Steve Watts, Dec 01, 2011 1:15pm PST

A strange game classification in Australia has kicked up speculation about another BioWare/LucasArts project, but it could just be a case of mistaken identity.


Star Wars: The Old Republic might not release until 2012

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 22, 2011 10:00am PDT

Though it doesn't have a release date yet, EA warned investors of the possibility that Star Wars: The Old Republic might not be ready for release until 2012.


"Jack Emmert (save your ire about CoH and CO for him folks) offered a tidbit for MMOs I think is ..."

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Star Wars Galaxies shutting down

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 24, 2011 2:45pm PDT

It seems that this universe is only big enough for one Star Wars-themed MMO. Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts is shutting down Star Wars Galaxies with a "galaxy-ending event."


"Suits did not ruin this game. The game had a fatally flawed design from the very start. You ..."

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Nintendo 3DS Launch Window and In Development Software Round-Up

By Xav de Matos, Jan 19, 2011 8:30am PST

Between the March 27 launch of the Nintendo 3DS in North America (as well as its March 25 European launch) and E3 2011, Nintendo promises "more...


"I didn't mean to seem nitpicky. :) I didn't catch that bit in the post."

- David Craddock see all 15 comments

LucasArts Hit By Another Round of Layoffs

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 16, 2010 7:00pm PST

Joystiq has received confirmation from LucasArts that the company has made a "minor adjustment in staffing" in the form of some company layoffs...


"Wow, how far Lucasarts has fallen by making the console its lead platform. Return to PC gaming ..."

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LucasArts Hit With Layoffs, The Force Unleashed 2 Team Rumoured to be Among Targets

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 02, 2010 6:02am PDT

LucasArts has confirmed laying off an unspecified number of staff, Kotaku reports. Rumours say that the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 team is...


"Are you kidding? Just buy the damn thing. Good sales vindicate the team and look good on their ..."

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