LucasArts Hit By Another Round of Layoffs

Joystiq has received confirmation from LucasArts that the company has made a "minor adjustment in staffing" in the form of some company layoffs today. The information came via a tweet by developer George Broussard (#georgeb3dr) earlier today.

Broussard asserts in a subsequent tweet that those laid off "come from a team working on an unannounced game," though few specifics have been confirmed by LucasArts.

"We remain committed to our internal studio -- and to fostering relationships with trusted external partners -- in order to deliver quality games that amaze and inspire fans," a company representative told Joystiq.

Today's layoffs mark the second time LucasArts has cut staff in the latter half of 2010. Back in September, the company shed employees, some of whom were rumored to be members of The Force Unleashed 2 development team.

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    November 16, 2010 7:17 PM

    if they had kept the battlefront series going they wouldn't need to lay anybody off.

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      November 16, 2010 7:26 PM

      Not to mention the Jedi Knight series. Instead we got a watered down, piss poor imitation of that series.

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        November 16, 2010 7:29 PM

        did you like jedi academy for ori xbox? it needed some tweaking but i enjoyed it, especially the multiplayer.

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          November 16, 2010 8:00 PM

          that one was fine... except for the crappy framerates. he is talking about the force unleashed series.

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          November 17, 2010 1:44 AM

          I was referring to the horrible Force Unleashed games. They took the Jedi Knight games and dumbed it down to a repetitive hack n slash, quick time event ridden borefest. Yes, i have played the entire Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series, on the PC.

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            November 17, 2010 4:30 AM

            yah i know. i was just asking if you like jedi academy. for some reason i thought jedi academy wasnt a jedi knight game i thought it was just called "jedi academy". plus the main guy, kyle katarn, wasnt in it, was he? man its bee sooo long since i played it.

            i did the pc thing as well, i switched over to console around 2003 ish.

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      November 16, 2010 8:20 PM

      God of Star Wars? What an abortion of Jedi Knight/Academy.

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      November 17, 2010 5:29 AM

      I love how everyone bitches and moans about how horrible the prequels were but they think the same (overall) company would continue to make excellent video games,

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