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Rumour: Force Unleashed III Cancelled?

LucasArts feeling the force of new President.

If rumours are to be believed then LucasArts has cancelled The Force Unleashed III before the second installment has even hit the shelves. Staff working on The Force Unleashed II will also be shown the exit door once it ships, apparently.

This is all according to Kotaku’s sources who also revealed that “morale and productivity are at all-time lows” since Paul Meegan took over as President two months ago. If the next revelation is to be believed then that wouldn’t be a surprise as Kotaku are reporting that staff working on the PSP version of The Force Unleashed II only found out the game was cancelled through gaming news websites.

One unannounced game due for release next year has apparently be spared the axe, though it has been “put on hold” and developers have been told to “expect management and reporting changes”.

If you thought that was the end of it you’d be wrong as external developers will also be hit as Meegan wields his light sabre at everything in sight. Apparently the majority of external development of LucasArts properties will end. The Old Republic MMO developed by BioWare will be the last game developed externally from Lucas Arts.

This would mean this year’s Lego Star Wars would be the last developed by Travellers Tales. Where this leaves Star Wars Battlefront III is anyone’s guess. After the problems with Free Radical and now at LucasArts, I have to wonder if we’ll ever see the franchise again.

Source: Kotaku

  1. BIGAL-1992
    Since: Jan 2009

    I find his lack of faith disturbing. *Force chokes*

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 14:25.
  2. Charmed_Fanatic
    Since: Aug 2009

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo TT are awesome with Lego games

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 14:27.
    • jimmy-google
      Since: Feb 2009

      I’m really hoping that Disney let TT make some Pixar based Lego games as Lego have released Toy Story lego and Cars duplo.

      Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 14:35.
  3. Danza Di Fuoco
    Since: Aug 2009

    That is pure evil!!! they should fight back and maybe become the rebel alliance!

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 14:31.
  4. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    I seem to recall not long ago that Lucasarts were going to stop in house and move development to external studios. Odd they changed their minds.

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 14:32.
  5. Kaminari
    Since: Jan 2010

    This is LucasArts alright.

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 14:50.
  6. scavenga
    Since: Jul 2009

    Maybe it’s just a ruse, and unexpectedly they’ll show us the force of their fully operational battle station!

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 14:53.
    • Forrest_01
      Since: Jun 2009

      Nah, ruse is a completely different game!!! ;p

      Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 15:11.
  7. Porcupine_I
    Since: Aug 2009

    to misquote Admiral Akbar:

    It’s a Crap!

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 15:17.
  8. PoorPaddy89
    Since: Aug 2009

    So, the guys working on the PSP version carried on working, even though the game was already cancelled? That’s the most retarded business decision making I’ve ever heard, and I refuse to believe eit’s true unless an official source says so.

    Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 15:39.
    • gurglesletch
      Since: Jul 2009

      Yeah, something is up with that. No, company would pay employees to do nothing.

      Comment posted on 17/08/2010 at 17:16.

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