March 25, 2006

GDC 06: LucasArts and ILM: A Case Study

Last year, LucasArts and ILM moved into the same buildings, the Letterman Digital Arts Studio, a newly developed part of San Francisco's national park, The Presidio. Commencing in 2003, executives from both teams proposed joining both studios. In 2004, LucasArts restructured and the brainstorming began, and Zeno, the underlying tool upon which both games and movies will be made, began the shift from Linux into Windows. The following year LucasArts committed to the next-gen pipeline. In 2006, the first game to show off the collaboration of their efforts will be the new multi-platform Indiana Jones, to be unveiled at E3 2006, and due on next-generation systems in 2007. All future LucasArts games will be based on the Zeno platform, Williams explained.


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