LucasArts president Paul Meegan steps down

LucasArts president Paul Meegan departs Star Wars studio.

Turnover at the top of game publisher LucasArts is starting to resemble that of the Star Wars Galactic Empire's imperial navy. Paul Meegan, who had been president of LucasArts since mid-2010, has left the company, according to a statement from the company.

Meegan took over for former LucasArts president Darrel Rodriguez, who left the company in May 2010. Rodriguez succeeded Jim Ward, who resigned as president in 2008. During Meegan's tenure, he oversaw the launch of LEGO Star Wars III and the unveiling of the company's recently announced action game Star Wars 1313. "Development on all current LucasArts projects will proceed," reads a statement from the company.

"Paul has been a valuable member of the Lucasfilm leadership team and we wish him the best in his future endeavors," said Mich Chau, president and Chief Operating Officer, Lucasfilm in a statement provided to Polygon. "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."

"LucasArts has come a long way and I'm extremely proud of what the teams have accomplished," Meegan said in a statement. "We had a great E3 with Star Wars 1313, and have other exciting projects in the works. It's been a privilege to be a part of Lucasfilm. I wish the company all the best."

Prior to his gig at LucasArts, Meegan worked at Epic Games China and Ubisoft.

LucasArts has not yet named a replacement for Meegan, but tells Polygon that two members of the LucasArts leadership team have stepped up to co-lead the studio: Kevin Parker, who will be focused on business operations, and Gio Corsi, who will be focused on studio production.

In June, LucasArts creative director Clint Hocking announced he was leaving the company after a two year stint.

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