LucasArts Chooses The Collective To Develop New Indiana Jones® Game For Next Generation Consoles And Pc
THE COLLECTIVE TO LEVERAGE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY IN RETURN OF RENOWNED INDIANA JONES ACTION-ADVENTURE SERIES
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- January 22, 2002 -- LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC today announced a development relationship with The Collective, Inc. to create the next Indiana Jones game, marking the return of film's most compelling and celebrated action hero to interactive entertainment. The game, expected to release fall 2002, will be available on a variety of next generation console platforms and PC.
The upcoming title follows in the epic tradition of LucasArts' rich Indiana Jones action-adventure legacy. It will feature an all-new intriguing and historically relevant story set amidst the world's most exotic locales. The game will utilize The Collective's proprietary engine technology, bringing to the series a dynamic new level of fighting action and challenging puzzle elements.
"Similar to LucasArts' collaborations with other premier game studios, The Collective bring considerable technological and development expertise that, in this case, will greatly benefit one of our most important brands, Indiana Jones," says LucasArts' President, Simon Jeffery. "The Collective's efforts on the highly anticipated game Buffy The Vampire Slayer were a key component in determining this relationship. The two companies together will bring new and compelling elements to Indiana Jones that will ensure a deeply engaging and fun game play experience."
"My partners and I have admired LucasArts and their commitment to quality and innovation since the early 8-bit days and we are thrilled at this opportunity to bring Indiana Jones to life on next generation consoles and PC," says Doug Hare, vice president of production for The Collective.
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts is one of five companies in the Lucas group which include Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd., and Lucas Learning Ltd. Lucasfilm is one of the leading film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post-production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm's film and television properties. Lucas Learning creates engaging interactive entertainment products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.
About The Collective
Founded in 1997 by industry veterans, The Collective, Inc. is a leading developer of interactive entertainment software and technology for all major console and computer platforms. In recent years, the Collective has created groundbreaking 3rd person action adventure games, including the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen, and the highly anticipated Xbox title Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the process, the studio has developed world-class content creation tools and technology. The Collective is based in Newport Beach, California, and can be found on the Internet at www.collectivestudios.com.