Photo courtesy razorianfly.com
Photo courtesy razorianfly.com

In the wake of Disney shutting down LucasArts, Raven Software has gone and done the fans a solid by releasing the source code for both Star Wars: Jedi Knight games, Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast. In the hands of the internet community I am excited to see what will come from so many people having access to this code. This is not to be confused with the Jake Gyllenhaal movie on a train.

Raven released an official statement about this via Kotaku:

“Raven is sad to hear about the closing of LucasArts today, we respected them and enjoyed working with them over the years.¬†We wish the best for all the talented people who were let go and hope they find good work in studios in the industry.

We loved and appreciated the experience of getting to make Jedi Knight II: 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.”

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