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Ron Gilbert Want to Buy His Games Back

With the recent announcement that Disney would no longer be self publishing video games, many people have wondered what will happen to some of the titles they own. Ron Gilbert took to twitter to address that very issue. Gilbert was the co-creator of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, and said on twitter that he wants to buy the IPs back from Disney. Disney owns the rights to most Lucas Arts games, and they have allowed developers to make remastered editions of a few, but not without issues. Tim Schafer said it was nothing short of a miracle that he was able to finally release the remastered version of Day of the Tentacle (sequel to Maniac Mansion). There is no word thus far on Disney’s reaction to the tweet, or their plans for the many IPs they own. However, if they are no longer making games themselves they might be more willing to release their grip on some of these names. On the other hand, as they are no longer making games themselves, the rights to those games would be fairly valuable, and making money off the IP (while other’s make the games) would be a smart business move. It’s really hard to say what will happen moving forward, but as fans of many of the Lucas Arts classics we are curious to see how this plays out. Disney could sell them, or give more freedom for remastered versions of games to come out. Here’s hoping, and we will bring you more news as it unfolds.

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