Star Wars 1313 Latest News
Star Wars 1313 was once a promising shooter concept, set in the grimiest areas of the Star Wars universe. Now, unfortunately, it's dead, and all we have left is a batch of concept art showing what might have been.
Lucasfilm has abandoned the once promising Star Wars 1313 project as ownership of the trademark was relinquished December 23rd, 2013. The trademark is now in the Sarlacc pit of the public domain.
LucasArts closed down last year following purchase by Disney who now controls Star Wars, and Star Wars 1313 was scrapped. It was to feature fan-favourite Boba Fett.
According to well-placed Bothan spies, EA Canada is recruiting for a "major new next gen open world action game," with the recruiter confirming it was for a Star Wars project. EA Canada is the third studio on the IP.
EA has confirmed DICE and Visceral working on Star Wars, however the position at EA Canada may in fact be joint as "multi-site development" experience is wanted.
One of the casualties of the fall of LucasArts was an action-adventure game set in the seedy underworld of Coruscant, Star Wars 1313. The protagonist had been announced publicly as a run-of-the-mill bounty hunter, but unbeknownst to the public, George Lucas had mandated that the bounty hunter be Boba Fett himself.
Star Wars 1313 was cancelled by Disney during its closing of LucasArts, but it can still be revived, according to a rep - provided the new publisher pays them for the license, develops it themselves, and gives Disney a cut in the profits.