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And your new president is not Max, it's... 02 Apr, 2008, 20:33 / 10 comments

...Darrell Rodriguez.

He has been named president of LucasArts. Full press release here.
"I couldn't be more excited to join such a dynamic and innovative company as LucasArts," states Rodriguez. "The people are world class and the IP is the best in the business. To be able to work with such cultural icons as Star Wars and Indiana Jones and develop new franchises is like a dream come true."
As pointed out in forums by Haggis, no mention of the historical original IP. Nor any specific mention of Indiana Jones 2015 though Force Unleashed, Fracture and LEGO Indy Jones are discussed.

Rodriguez is currently Electronic Arts LA's chief operating officer and has worked at Disney Imagineering. Hopefully him being a creative type bodes well for the future of the company.

Comments

  • noah on 03 Apr, 2008, 14:25…
    "...and the IP is the best in the business."

    Ha. At least they aren't trying to sugarcoat the situation any more.
  • The Tingler on 02 Apr, 2008, 22:08…
    Actually, no that's not true. Okay, so they don't mention LucasArts' classic history, but they DO mention the new games coming up. And the tantalizing suggestion "working with such cultural icons as Star Wars and Indiana Jones and develop new franchises is like a dream come true."
  • jp-30 on 02 Apr, 2008, 22:16…
    Wait. What's not true?

    I said the new Indy Jones game is NOT mentioned, even though LEGO Indy, FU and Fracture ARE name-checked.
  • The Tingler on 02 Apr, 2008, 22:54…
    Sorry, I overlooked the critical word "though" in that sentence!
  • elTee on 02 Apr, 2008, 21:08…
    I would imagine that arriving at a company like LucasArts will allow this man to flex some of his ideas maybe, and certainly (hopefully) sort out some decent new original titles. But the classic IP... I'm sure he'll get around to it at some point, but I won't expect any kind of information - good or bad - for a good few months.
  • Udvarnoky on 02 Apr, 2008, 20:46…
    Maybe this guy will at least have the decency to re-release the company's back catalog. That's all I ask of LucasArts at this point.
  • The Tingler on 02 Apr, 2008, 22:56…
    Give EA their due, if they're good at one thing it's re-releasing all their old games to death.
  • Kroms on 03 Apr, 2008, 01:54…
    xD true

    and I think you meant to talk to me
  • Kroms on 02 Apr, 2008, 20:37…
    Ugh...EA?
  • Hümmelgümpf on 03 Apr, 2008, 16:51…
    I think we can expect a Grim Fandango diabloesque Action/RPG (Battle the forces of the Underworld!) and a Monkey Island RTS (Terrorize and loot an archipelago!) in near future.