Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: TIE Fighter amongst other classic Lucas Arts games are finally being released to the masses on popular digital distribution platform, Good Old Games. The deal will bring a confirmed six titles from the back catalog of Lucas Arts which was added to the massive Disney empire in 2013.
Many gamers held out hope that the purchase of LucasArts by Disney would be a boon for the gamers who grew up during the peak of LucasArts popularity when Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: TIE Fighter were amongst the most popular PC games. The Inquisitr reported on the shut down of LucasArts back in April of 2013 where Disney shuttered all development and moved to a licensing model which was a sign of hope for gamers, but bad news for the 150 employees that were let go as part of the acquisition.
A post on the Good Old Games forums today confirmed that a total of six LucasArts titles are making their debut on the digital distribution platforms and will be compatible with modern gaming systems. The complete list includes:
- Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition – digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
- Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition – digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
- Sam & Max Hit the Road – digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
- The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition
- Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™
- Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic
In addition to Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: TIE Fighter, classic SCUMM games such as The Secret of Monkey Island will be releasing alongside the Star Wars favorites on Good Old Games.
While no other games were announced, the post hinted at other games from LucasArts coming to GoG as part of the deal with Disney/LucasArts.
The post stated,
“Note that numerous Lucas titles, including 3 from the launch lineup (Sam & Max Hit the Road, Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition, Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition), are available digitally for the first time ever, ready to play with no fuss on modern operating systems. With more fantastic titles headed for our Disney/Lucasfilm catalog, you can expect to see Lucas games popping up frequently on GOG.com in the coming months.”
Other games that may appear include fan favorite X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter which is still held as one of the best space dogfighter games made. Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle are also games that fans have been clamoring for since the Disney acquisition.
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