Haden Blackman, executive producer and the writer on The Force Unleashed II, has confirmed he's left LucasArts after 13 years at the company.

"I've had a fantastic time working with the team at Lucasfilm and am really grateful for their ongoing support," Blackman told IGN. "While the decision to leave LucasArts did not happen overnight or come easily, I really feel that now is the best time for me to move on and explore new creative challenges and I look forward to the next phase of my career."

Blackman's departure should not have an adverse affect on the closing stages of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II's development, LucasArts has said.