Star Wars 1313 survives in some form


It wasn’t all good news when Disney acquired LucasFilm and the Star Wars brand in 2012. The House of Mouse effectively closed down internal development at LucasArts, including Star Wars 1313, a promising game that was said to have featured a young Boba Fett and his misadventures in Level 1313, an underground area of Coruscant.

Originally announced during E3 2012, Star Wars 1313 was said to offer a mature, gritty take on the Star Wars universe that would also take its cues for 2002’s Bounty Hunter by emphasizing fast-paced gadget combat to exclusion of Force powers and lightsabers. After the Disney purchase, the project was shelved and marked for potential future development by external studios. But by the end of 2013, the trademark for Star Wars 1313 lapsed, seemingly marking its end.

Surprisingly, the project came up again in an interview with current Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy by Slash Film. When asked about Star Wars: Underworld, a TV show that was supposed to be set between the events of Episode 3 and Episode 4, she brought up the project again calling it “1313 the game”. Talking about both of the cancelled projects, she concluded her response with:

“[Our] attitude is, we don’t want to throw any of that stuff away. It’s gold. And it’s something we’re spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, discussing, and we may very well develop those things further. We definitely want to.”

Given the Star Wars video games that have been on offer as of late, there’s little guarantee we’ll see a video game based on Star Wars 1313 as originally conceptualized. But given the popularity of Boba Fett, its not outside the realm of possibility to see concepts from 1313 materialize in one form or another. And with much talk being given to a potential appearance by Boba Fett in a Star Wars Story film, that future though uncertain, is not difficult to see.

SOURCE: Slash Film