Disney has revitalized the LucasArts gaming division under its original name: Lucasfilm Games. Watch the new sizzle reel showcasing recent Star Wars games above, which mostly consists of Jedi Fallen Order and Squadrons.
“StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal that Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future,” states the press release. “And with Lucasfilm and the galaxy far, far away entering a new and unprecedented phase of creativity, so will the world of Lucasfilm Games — developed in collaboration with the finest studios across the industry.”
Lucasfilm Games has a fascinating history since its founding in 1982, which involves Pixar and Atari, and legendary game designers Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer. In 1990 it was rebranded as LucasArts Entertainment Company. Since the Star Wars license had been sold to other gaming companies prior to its founding, Lucasfilm would become more famous for a string of beloved adventure games, like The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.
Once they reacquired the Star Wars license, they would develop classic Star Wars games like Dark Forces, X-Wing, and the MMO Star Wars Galaxies. Shortly after Disney bought Star Wars and all its subsidiaries, LucasArts was all but shut down by a large restructuring. Electronic Arts became the major license holder for producing Star Wars games for the last several years, including Battlefront, Jedi Fallen Order, and Squadrons.
This isn’t exactly getting the old team back together. The only significant news so far is that future Star Wars games will feature the Lucasfilm Games logo. There are also Lucasfilm Twitter and Facebook pages you can follow for all your official Star Wars gaming information.