The high level turnovers with LucasArts continues as it was announced today that LA President, Paul Meegan, would step down after two years with the company. A statement was released today by parent company Lucasfilm that reveals the news.
“”Development on all current LucasArts projects will proceed,” reads a line from Lucasfilm’s statement. “”Paul has been a valuable member of the Lucasfilm leadership team and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. We remain committed to our current projects and will be re-evaluating LucasArts’ leadership needs to ensure that we make the right decisions to keep the studio focused.”
In his own statement, Meegan said LucasArts has “come a long away” and he is “extremely proud” of what the teams at the studio have accomplished. He said there are a number of projects that have yet to be announced, and that he wishes the company “all the best” moving forward.
Meegan had only been with the company since June of 2010 and while he says he has learned a lot from his time with LucasArts, it’s not real clear why he is moving on. This news comes shortly after the announcement last week that creative director Clint Hocking would also be leaving the company and going to work at Valve (which I happen to know is a great company to work for :p).
While it’s most likely completely unrelated, it really makes you wonder why there are so many people leaving companies related to or that fall under the Star Wars/ Lucas Arts brand.