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LucasArts plans to "revolutionise" online gaming
Posted: 10.02.2012 07:31 by Comments: 5
LucasArts is planning to "revolutionise the industry" when it comes to online gaming services, according to a new classified ad by the publisher.

The ad states, "LucasArts is building a large scale online services and infrastructure to support a new way of connected online gaming that is going to revolutionize the industry. This position is one of the most senior positions and plays a critical part in the success of the online group at LucasArts."

This could be an indication that the publisher will be making its own version of Halo Waypoint or Call of Duty: Elite - an online portal for its future multiplayer action titles, one of which is strongly rumored to be Star Wars: Battlefront 3.

LucasArts is also looking for a Graphics Engineer and Senior Tools Engineer for what they list is an "Action/ Adventure Title," which they claim will be "on future console and PC hardware with a team of talented artists and engineers."

Has LucasArts received inside knowledge of the next generation of console other than the Wii U? Or are they just being well prepared for the inevitable Xbox 720/PlayStation 4?
Source: Now Gamer
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Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 10, 2012
nocutius
"Revolutionise" the most abused word in the history of gaming.
By NoseBagUK (I just got here) on Feb 10, 2012
NoseBagUK
So long as it for a new game in the x-wing tie fighter series I'm fine with it, carry on
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Feb 10, 2012
Jasca_Ducato
Considering the fact that practically every game nowadays is "online", including those which have no multiplayer aspect (such as Assassin's Creed II), they've got a lot of work cut out for them...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 11, 2012
herodotus
Please don't tell me that while "SW:Bf2" aped "BF2" they're not going to attempt a Battlelog type affair with "SW:Bf3" ripping off "BF3".
If this is the future of MP gaming, I'll have to go into a cave for a year and meditate on the virtues of videogaming vs. the vice of corporate greed.
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Feb 11, 2012
Longsword
Lol @ nocutius right along with Bioware's catchphrase "pillars" :P