Lucasfilm Games needs to capitalize on past Star Wars titles
Two days after the announcement of the relaunch of Lucasfilm Games, StarWars.com said, “the Star Wars gaming galaxy is about to experience its own Big Bang.” They’re already looking at new products, perhaps the most exciting being the open-world title in partnership with Massive Entertainment of Ubisoft.
Since 1982, over 100 different Star Wars video games have been released on just about every platform imaginable. When things first got rolling, they did so under the banner of Lucasfilm Games.
Nearly four decades later, we could be witnessing the very beginning of a return to prominence for Lucasfilm Games. By opening the floodgates to other developers and ending their exclusivity with EA, Lucasfilm Games has an opportunity to deliver a new golden age of Star Wars gaming properties.
While they’ll likely continue work on current products and the new installments currently in development, Lucasfilm Games needs to take a serious look at the massive back-catalog they have to work with. These nine classics, and one which never saw completion, are just scratching the surface of what Lucasfilm Games has at their disposal.
In his interview for StarWars.com, Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly said they have “a team of professionals here at Lucasfilm Games who can work with the developers, shape the stories, shape the creative, shape the games, to make them really resonate with fans and deliver across a breadth of platforms, genres, and experiences so that all of our fans can enjoy the IPs that they know and love.”
While the universe has grown and expanded in every imaginable direction since the release of A New Hope in 1977, everything that has continued to make it great goes back to that original product. Lucasfilm Games has an opportunity now to capitalize on their past as they chart a new path into the future.
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