Craig Derrick | Creative Director & Executive Producer

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Posted on May 25, 2019

I have been to the planet Batuu. I have walked the streets of Black Spire Outpost. I've avoided Imperial entanglements. I have drank at Oga's Cantina and dealt with scruffy-looking nerfherders. I've helped Chewbacca and Vi Moradi fight the First Order. I met Rey and, oddly, Aaron Goodwin from Ghost Adventures!

But most incredibly I did something I've waited my entire life to do...

I stepped aboard and piloted the Millennium Falcon!!

Galaxy's Edge is absolutely breathtaking and an incredible achievement. Congratulations to all of the Imagineers, Cast Members, and the many extraordinarily talented people and friends that brought this place in a galaxy far, far away a little closer to home.

Thank you Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company for this special moment. I absolutely can not wait to visit again!

05/25/19 -- 42 years to the day from the premiere of Star Wars!
Michelle with the fastest hunk of junk in the Galaxy...and also the Millennium Falcon! 

Star Wars x Contra: Return

Posted on January 16, 2019

Here's a peek at a big project we've been working on.  Lucasfilm and Tencent have partnered on a brand new survival game mode in Contra: Return -- Imperial Training!  Play as a Stormtrooper and compete in Imperial training exercises from within the Death Star.  Dive into the map, arm yourself with a vast selection of weapons and skills and eliminate other Stormtroopers to become the last one standing.  More to come soon!

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR

Posted on November 15, 2018

Very excited to share that the new, limited-edition Kylo Ren Lightsaber controller is now available along with the brand new Dark Side Expansion content for Star Wars: Jedi Challenges.  We had a lot of fun putting this together and hope you enjoy this new type of gameplay experience.

The Mandalorian

Posted on October 4, 2018
"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic..."

We're making something truly spectacular and ground-breaking with The Mandalorian.  For all the latest information on the show go to: https://www.starwars.com/news/category/the-mandalorian

Star Wars x Brave Frontier 2

Posted on August 24, 2018

We're kicking off an amazing collaboration between Lucasfilm and Alim for Brave Frontier 2!  Play as Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie and Obi-Wan against Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and other characters from BF2.  The pixel characters and environments look fantastic and really feel nostalgic while fitting in perfectly with the style of Brave Frontier.  This is one of those opportunities that feels really special.  Hope you all enjoy it!

The Force Reawakens

Posted on July 1, 2018

Big news everyone!  I'm very pleased to announce that I've accepted an amazing opportunity from The Walt Disney Company to rejoin Lucasfilm.  It's an incredible honor to return to the Lucas family and work with so many talented and creative people developing the stories and ideas that drive our films, television shows, theme parks, and games.  Truly a dream job!

I can't share much yet but I'm blown away every day by the work my team is doing and look forward to providing many updates here as often as I can.  Until then, please watch this short video for a peek at what we're building behind-the-scenes.

Overload Release Date

Posted on May 9, 2018

Overload, the spiritual successor to Descent, made by my friends and former members of the original Parallax Software / Outrage Entertainment team is finally being released on May 31st! The game was successfully kickstarted back in March 2016 and the team has made some incredible progress all along the way. I can't wait to play this on PS4 and VR...that is if my stomach can handle the vertigo. You're going down!  Buy the game now on Steam here.

Pacific Rim: Breach Wars

Posted on March 21, 2018


NOW AVAILABLE!  Download on the Apple App Store at: http://bit.ly/prbwfba or Google Play at: http://bit.ly/prbwfbg for FREE

Solo Trailer w/Kinect Star Wars Soundtrack

Posted on February 7, 2018

So happy to see some love for the amazing soundtrack from Kinect Star Wars being used on this parody trailer.  Trust me, we made this game with a lot of love and respect for Star Wars, but we were also in on the joke and believed the "silly" Rancor and Dance modes were a nice way to add some tongue-in-cheek humor to the game.  George fortunately agreed!

And over the years that have passed since the release of the game I've had more kids and families share their stories about how they enjoyed this game together more than pretty much any other game I've made.  I'm still proud of the work everyone put into this title and I'm hopeful that it's seen one day not as a punchline for what they don't like about Star Wars, but as a game that ended up as an experimental, light-hearted and ultimately commercial success.

Oh, and we also got to make this thing of beauty!

Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars

 

Vicarious Visions 25th Anniversary

Posted on September 12, 2017

Congratulations to Karthik, Guha, and all my friends & family at Vicarious Visions on your 25th Anniversary! I loved being a small part of it and very much look forward to seeing what you all do with the next 25.