LucasArts president steps down

High-level turnover at publisher continues with Paul Meegan leaving the company after two years.

LucasArts president Paul Meegan has stepped down from his role at the game publisher, a statement from parent company Lucasfilm provided to Polygon reveals. Meegan joined LucasArts in June 2010, and oversaw the launch of Lego Star Wars III, the reveal of Star Wars 1313 in May, and was responsible for general Stars Wars brand management.

Meegan is out at LucasArts.

"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.

Before joining LucasArts, Meegan served as CEO at Epic Games China, where his duties included outsourcing Epic's game development and content production services, as well as licensing the Unreal Engine in greater China and southeast Asia.

In addition to his work at Epic Games China, Meegan has served as executive vice president of production at Ubisoft Shanghai, studio director at Jaleco Entertainment, executive vice president at Ubisoft Montreal, and as president and founder of Sinister Games, Inc, which was obtained by Ubisoft in 2000.

LucasArts has not yet said who will replace Meegan as president.

Meegan's departure from LucasArts follows news from last month, when creative director Clint Hocking announced he was planning to leave the company after two years. Hocking now works at Half-Life and Portal studio Valve.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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