In case you didn't hear last night, Disney has bought Star Wars makers, Lucasfilm for the hefty sum of $4.05 billion dollars.
Disney now owns all of Lucasfilm's subsidiaries. For gamers, this means that the company now has control over video game developer and publisher LucasArts as well.
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said Star Wars creator George Lucas.
"It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."
Disney will be paying half of insane figure in cash, hopefully in lovely suitcases, with the rest made up in an issue of around 40 million shares.
I don't think anyone saw that news coming! What do you think will happen to LucasArts now that Disney is under control?