A slight shakeup over at the Skywalker Ranch should prove interesting for gamers, Industrial Light & Magic combines a platform with LucasArts, the game division. Called "Zeno", it essentially means that the two sides will be sharing each other's work. Explains Steve Sullivan, head of ILM research:
Computers had to get to a certain speed before it could really be meaningful to use film graphics in games. The consoles had to be powerful enough to support that kind of thing. We really had a sweet spot where the companies have co-located in the same building. And George is really strongly dedicated to this now that Star Wars is done.
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