NEWS - Monday, August 16, 2004

(RUMOR) - KOTOR 3 Dead Before It Got Life?

LucasArts has let go 31 members of its development team in a bid to "concentrate on fewer titles", the company has officially announced. Unconfirmed reports state that one casualty of the cutbacks was a small team working on an unannounced third Knights of the Old Republic title. A statement issued by new company president Jim Ward (ironically announcing the recruitment of a new VP) also said that: "Since joining LucasArts in early May, I’ve taken a hard, critical look at our business. I’ve come to the conclusion that to make LucasArts thrive... we need to make some fundamental changes." Despite the suggestion that a casualty was a team working on KOTOR 3, there has been no official word from the publisher/developer to back this up - or even to suggest that the RPG sequel was even in development in the first place. As a further indication of its "major restructuring", the company also re-confirmed that it had farmed out development duties for the forthcoming Star Wars Episode III game to external studio The Collective, the team behind Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb. So, troubles afoot in LucasArts? You can’t help but feel a tinge of sadness at the timing of the cutbacks. After years of churning out not-so-impressive Star Wars titles, the company has suddenly experienced a major resurgence of form, with the forthcoming Battlefront, Republic Commando and KOTOR II all receiving fine early praise from us journos. Predictably, the statement gave away very little on specific details behind the cutbacks, other than it was to simply make the company "thrive" in the future.


Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,598
Forum Posts: 725,800
Xbox One Titles: 1,252
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,704
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,434
Screenshots: 31,248
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 149 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 253 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 496 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 316 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 362 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 635 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 808 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1001 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 906 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1181 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1440 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 959 Views

Xbox One S Theme Hockey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 832 Views

New Fable is coming!
Post by Shadow20002
2 Replies, 1126 Views

RPG Recommendation?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 1206 Views

© 2000-2018 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics