It could be worse, but Iger's contract is only for 2 years so his priorities are probably to right the ship 9so to speak) by getting their stocks out of free fall and stabilized, if not back up to previous levels. His second job is to find/groom an heir for when his 2 year term is over. So with just 2 years, I'm not sure that he's going to be doing anything major during his new tenure, although I'm sure that we'll be seeing a lot of personnel changes, he's already fired the old head of Media & Entertainment, effectively the man in charge of Disney+ (I think) and he (Iger) said that the intent was to put more power into the hands of the creatives. But who knows how that's going to work out and it remains to be seen if he's going to be doing much with the Parks like getting rid of the much disliked reservation system.It's the "Steve Job Syndrome!" The Boomerang CEO's are, usually, performing worse (compared to newbies) the second time around according to an MIT study of S&P 500 companies between '92 and 2017 (167 returning chiefs)...it could even lead the Mouse Corp to more damages into the near future! Iger could walk all the way to the bank with his $27million salary (half his salary when he was in charge).
Disney lost about $40 billion during the pandemic and a further 40 % loss in stocks.
It's not entirely hearsay. LucasArts was shut down shortly after the purchase. Which resulted in around 150 people being let go.
Right,back in the day Lucas Arts was killing it with fun games.I still have Bounty Hunter.
As far as Disney,after it rains the house always leaks from the roof.
There was a story floating around a few years ago about what really went on behind the scenes with 1313. It was...not good. Unfocused development, wasted time and money, and a lot of it laid at the feet of none other than George himself who'd show up and say "We should do XYZ" and now the dev team has to scramble to conform to the new dictates and torch the old designs.LucasArts was working on a AAA game starring Boba Fett when it was shut down: Star Wars: 1313
(But maybe you knew and were referring to it?)
It was supposed to tie in with a live-action series: Star Wars:Underworld, which KK also scrapped.
The locale: Coruscant Level 1313 appeared in a couple episodes of The Clone Wars, and those felt tacked-on as if they had been made to promote something ...
Yeah, post 2000, LucasArts didn't develop many Star Wars games. But what they did, was pretty good. Starfighter, Jedi Starfighter, Bounty Hunter, and Republic Commando. (Though Obi-Wan seems to have been a dud) Pretty much everything else was licensed out. And I know The Force Unleashed tends to get a bad wrap, being over the top with Force powers and all. But the game(s) were meant to show off what the graphics and physic engines could do. And they do that well. And it's the very first time ILM collaborated, giving the games a very authentic look and atmosphere. Visually we wouldn't see something that good again until DICE/EA's Battlefront.There was a story floating around a few years ago about what really went on behind the scenes with 1313. It was...not good. Unfocused development, wasted time and money, and a lot of it laid at the feet of none other than George himself who'd show up and say "We should do XYZ" and now the dev team has to scramble to conform to the new dictates and torch the old designs.
I'd also say that LucasArts' actual production during the post-2000 period was nothing spectacular. Whereas prior to 1999 or so, the LucasArts brand was synonymous with top-notch quality gaming, after that point -- when they shifted to being a publisher and not a developer -- they started putting out a lot of really mediocre games, as well as games that were NOT good or were just forgettable. There were some standouts, sure, but that had less to do with LucasArts and more to do with the developer themselves (e.g., KOTOR).
I don't mourn the passing of Lucasarts anymore than I mourn the passing of the EU, because most of what came out after the "golden era" was mediocre or crap. And I don't think that had anything to do with Disney's purchase, either. LucasArts was toast well before that point.
I saw a video where the girl said she had read Iger's book.. . Has anyone else heard this?
Funny thing—every time I try to write “Iger,” autocorrect turns it into “Igor.” Huge pain.