Disney is to close LucasArts, it has been revealed.

The studio, best known for publishing Star Wars: Battlefront and the LEGO Star Wars titles, will now become a “licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games”, according to a statement from Disney.

The statement continues: “As a result of this change, we’ve had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles.”

[Via Game Informer]

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David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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