Kotaku reports on the sudden resignation of Lucasarts president Darrell Rodriguez, along with several unnamed members of his executive team. Lucasfilm board of directors member Jerry Bowerman will be filling the void on a temporary basis while the company searches for a permanent replacement.
Rodriguez spear-headed the reanimation of the classic Lucasarts title The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and was also instrumental in the success of The Force Unleashed and Lego Indiana Jones.
The company released a statement indicating business as usual. "Lucasfilm remains fully committed to making great games and we continue to invest in our business," the statement read. No word was available on if and how the shake-up will affect The Old Republic, Lucasarts' forthcoming MMORPG collaboration with BioWare. Stay with Massively for more on this story as it develops.