Raven Software, developer of 2001's Jedi Outcast and 2003's Jedi Academy, has released the source code for both games as a thank you to fans following the closure of LucasArts.

Modders have been after the code for years, but LucasArts wasn't willing to give them what they wanted.

"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."

Overnight the closure of LucasArts was confirmed in a statement: "After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games."

The future of Star Wars 1313 remains unclear.

Jedi Academy Source Code

Jedi Outcast Source Code

Source: Kotaku Australia