TFN is reporting that Jim Ward is leaving Lucasarts (which I gather means Lucasfilm as well*) for personal reasons. Apparently, this was officially confirmed.
As you may or may not know, Jim Ward was one of the main pushers to get the OOT on DVD; he had been trying to get Lucas to release the originals for years, and finally was able to spearhead the infamous GOUT release in 2006 (lackluster as that was--it was out of Ward's hands). I wonder how this will affect the future of Lucasfilm, and how his replacement will measure up.
*actually this has me thinking--in addition to duties at LFL did he have a seperate Lucasarts post and therefore is only leaving the software division but staying with the larger company? My feeling is no, but the specific naming of Lucasarts only makes me wonder
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"When George went back and put new creatures into the original Star Wars, I find that disturbing. It’s a revision of history. That bothers me."
--James Cameron, Entertainment Weekly, April 2010