I've spent many hours playing Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast on my PC over the years. That's why I was thrilled to see Kotaku report on one glimmer of light in the wake of of today's LucasArts closure news: Game developer Raven has released the complete source code for both Jedi Outcast and its sequel, Jedi Academy, for free, as a tribute to their former publishing partner LucasArts.
"Raven is sad to hear about the closing of LucasArts today, we respected them and enjoyed working with them over the years," said the studio, in a statement sent to Kotaku Australia. "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."