One of the unfortunate offshoots of the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012 was the closing soon after of Lucasarts, but it now appears that the predecessor of Lucasarts – Lucasfilm Games – might be about to make a comeback.
PC Games take a look at this development, and the other possible games that might follow.
In the last few days, Disney has posted job descriptions for numerous roles, all specifically for work at “Lucasfilm Games”. These include producers, marketing coordinators, art directors, and other major roles. It even looks like there’s going to be separate branch for Asian territories.
According to the postings, Lucasfilm Games will be working on “interactive products” based on Star Wars or other Lucasfilm IP, for “all digital platforms”. These include PC, Mac, all current-gen consoles, mobile phones, and AR/VR devices. We’re already expecting Willow VR to be announced later this year.
While the listing for a Producer role only specifies that the studio will be working on “interactive products”, the job description for Brand Art Coordinator specifically requires “experience and knowledge of best practices in the game industry” – in fact, it also notes that applicants should ideally have a “passion for video games” They will also need to “maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the gaming and digital industry”.