Since it was released back in 2002, modders have been asking Raven Software to release the source code for “Jedi Knight II.” Until now, the studio behind the game has been reluctant to release the code for the game’s single player component, but with the announced closure of LucasArts yesterday, they’ve decided to budge, offering up the source code for both “Jedi Knight II” and 2003’s “Jedi Outcast.”
In a statement to Kotaku Australia, the developer expressed their sympathy for the LucasArts closure, extending their best wishes to all of the affected staff while expressing their pleasure at having worked with the team at the San Francisco studio over the years. They added: “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.”
Modders, get out there and make some awesome stuff (and tell us about it).
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