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Eurogamer asks the questions so we don't have to 02 Jun, 2008, 08:35 / 14 comments

Eurogamer finally asked LucasArts representatives the question that's been on everyone's lips;
Are you ever going to make a graphic adventure again and why at least can't you just re-release them?
And how did PR manager Chris Norris and Fracture assistant producer Jeffrey Gullett respond?

Well, you'll want to click right here to find out, won't you?

Comments

  • Udvarnoky on 02 Jun, 2008, 17:24…
    I do not see a hint of hope in his reply.
  • The Tingler on 02 Jun, 2008, 18:24…
    Agreed. Both unwilling and uncaring.
  • jp-30 on 02 Jun, 2008, 19:32…
    Ridiculous (yet slightly heartening) how a "we're not ruling it out" non-statement has become a major "LucasArts may return to Adventure games" type story across the gaming press.
  • The Tingler on 02 Jun, 2008, 22:36…
    Yeah, ridiculous. Just don't dwell on the Penny Arcade review... ;)
  • Udvarnoky on 02 Jun, 2008, 19:48…
    Hey, at least it makes them look bad. If we were talking about a company that cared about the integrity of its image, we might really be on to something here!
  • The Tingler on 02 Jun, 2008, 12:42…
    You know, I don't think I'd be quite as annoyed about this if LucasArts just told us the truth instead of making feeble excuses - they're not interested in releasing their old games, especially not on PC, because they wouldn't get enough money.

    They've been doing this a lot recently. "They wouldn't fit on the DS cart", "Most PCs can't run Force Unleashed and that will diminish the experience", "It's definitely coming out 2007"... Just tell us the truth dudes rather than pathetic lies!
  • Kroms on 02 Jun, 2008, 15:20…
    *cough* This is why I do not like LucasArts *cough*
  • The Tingler on 02 Jun, 2008, 17:15…
    Despite their stupid, idiotic practices, long delays complete with total silence, and downright lies, god help I'm actually looking forward to both Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Indy 2008/9/10/Staff of Kings/The Crystal Maze. They seem to be on the right track now, at least game-wise.

    Although if TFU turns out to be rubbish, that opinion will change very, very quickly.
  • Lewis on 02 Jun, 2008, 10:10…
    It´s a lost cause!It just doesn't make money!And its all about it!
  • jp-30 on 02 Jun, 2008, 10:21…
    Well, that's only true in the USA, because elsewhere, this.
  • MarioColbert on 02 Jun, 2008, 09:30…
    Hey, you know if you filter out all the bullshit, you simply get:

    "Not until hell freezes over, because we don't care about you."

    Yep, that's what he actually said, decrypted.
  • Haggis on 02 Jun, 2008, 11:12…
    Exactly.
  • jp-30 on 02 Jun, 2008, 09:42…
    Well, he did blame upper management;

    "The decision is taken at a pay grade higher than ours," admits Norris.

    Though this is totally WTF;
    "I think we're still making adventure games but they're a little bit different than before with survival horror games and the like."
  • The Tingler on 02 Jun, 2008, 08:47…
    THANK YOU Eurogamer, finally! And they mock the stupid suggestion that they 'won't fit on a DS cart', even without mentioning ScummVM.