Raven Software Honors LucasArts With Release of Jedi Source Codes
“We wish the best for all the talented people who were let go and hope they find good work in studios in the industry,” said the studio in a statement to Kotaku Australia. “We loved and appreciated the experience of getting to make Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy for LucasArts. As a gift to the persistently loyal fanbase for our Jedi games and in memory of LucasArts, we are releasing the source code for both games for people to enjoy and play with.”
Raven Software’s decision should please modders who can now put their own unique spin on the title, although Raven warned that there will be no official support for these games.
Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast was released in 2002 for the PC, GameCube, Xbox, and Mac. A year later, the sequel Jedi Academy came out on the PC, Xbox, and Mac.