Activision meanwhile has shuttered Guitar Hero developer Budcat Creations, founded by ex-EA Tiburon talent, as the series looks to ditch PS2 support.
"LucasArts recently made a minor adjustment in staffing to help us better address the needs of the business," said a spokesperson of LucasArts. "We remain committed to our internal studio -- and to fostering relationships with trusted external partners -- in order to deliver quality games that amaze and inspire fans."
The Star Wars studio just announced they have DLC for The Force Unleashed II coming out this holiday, with us stomping Ewoks to our Sith heart's content. By 'external partners' they are most definitely referring to BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO.
Meanwhile the Guitar Hero franchise just got a little smaller with Activision pulling the plug on subsidiary studio Budcat Creations, which they acquired in 2008. The devs handled all PS2 ports of the series, and were behind Wii's Guitar Hero: Metallica.
The Iowa City-based studio was all handed redundancy yesterday apparently. What with the ruckus surrounding Bizarre Creations as well, many internal Activision developers are likely nervous. Surely it was time for Guitar Hero to drop PS2 releases though?