Star Wars: 1313 launching this year?

[UPDATE] Sony Facebook page reveals possible launch window for LucasArts' upcoming third-person action game; page removed, company responds.

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, the post on the Sony German PlayStation Facebook account was removed. In addition, LucasArts provided a statement to Kotaku saying, "No, that was an inaccurate post. We have not confirmed any platforms yet for 1313 and do not have any announcements to make at this time."

The original story follows below

Star Wars: 1313 could be on store shelves as early as this year. A Facebook post from Sony's German PlayStation account states LucasArts' new action game is slated for release in 2013.

LucasArts has made no mention of a release date or platform availability for Star Wars: 1313 since it announced the game in May 2012.

Star Wars: 1313 was first announced in May 2012. The internally developed third-person action adventure game will see players take on the role of a bounty hunter navigating a subterranean metropolis, Level 1313, beneath the surface of the planet Coruscant.

The game is being developed with the help of artists across the Lucasfilm organization, including LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation Ltd, and Skywalker Sound. The game will be based on the Unreal engine and feature full-body performance capture.

Star Wars: 1313 may not be the only new Star Wars game on the horizon. A listing for an Xbox Live Arcade game Star Wars: First Assault appeared last year. This project has not been formally announced.

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87 comments
gp3tron
gp3tron

Oh Man, They cancel the Battlefront games, no Xwing Reboot, No Republic Commando 2, no Empire at War 2, no Episode 1: Racer: Reboot, meanwhile, Chris Roberts is bringing Star Citizen, a Wing Commander Spiritual Succesor, Sony just brought out Planetside 2, Piranha games with Mechwarrior Online are reviving the franchise, Crytek are working on Warface, a scifi shooter, Strike Suit Zero just came out... so, no hint seen here, Lucasarts? really? way to go guys...

cbb1018
cbb1018

I hope this is true!!!! Im not much of a star wars fan but this looks fantastic!!!!!

lt_kiji
lt_kiji

I wish a developer would take up Battlefront 3.

Sn1p3r-28
Sn1p3r-28

Looks like it'll launch on next gen for sure now.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

interesting regardless. I think this would make a nice game to play at Christmas. John Williams'esque sountracks and blasters are always a staple for that time of year 

AlexFili
AlexFili

It'll be interesting to compare this to Mass Effect

S0ulReav3r
S0ulReav3r

screw this I wan't a  new  Rogue Squadron or a X-wing/TIE fighter game, or a new game like the Dark Forces games, or a KOTOR like RPG set after the original trilogy, might as well make a TES game equivalent......

fotis52
fotis52

Well, what Star Wars games usually do, is copying elements from other games into the Star Wars universe. From what i've seen, the battles look like a combination of Uncharted and Mass Effect... If this turns to be more than enough, then I guess we will have another 7/10 game, that will be bought mostly by fans os SW...

poster012
poster012

I want to like this game; I really do. However, I suspect that will either be some linear, cutscene-infested shoot-em-up, or an open-world fetch quest exravaganza. I could be wrong; in fact, I hope I'm wrong. I'm keeping an eye on it, but I'm also keeping my hope in check.

Geminon
Geminon

this is going to be a next gen title and everyone knows it. the fact that they are refusing to announce platforms is blatant proof.

vault-boy
vault-boy

I'm hoping this is gonna be as good as it looks, can't wait to get this for my PC!

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

You know what I what to see come out for me any way is KOTOR 3, Battlefront 3, Republic Commando 2 or a HD remake of the first one and for me cause I do like this one series is another Force Unleashed game.

cul8r000
cul8r000

YES!!! This is super exciting! StarWars needs another great game! There hasn't been a good Star Wars action game since Republic Commando.


xxBenblasterxx
xxBenblasterxx

Cant say i'm not relieved to see LucasArts acting quickly to quell any rumors stating that 1313 isn't next-gen! 

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

If only the year had 13 months, they could release it at 131313 then.

Arbalon
Arbalon

I am hoping that this Star Wars game will have the grit that Bounty Hunter did, with hopefully an open world environment(s) to explore.

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

Star wars games used to be really good, but this gen they haven't been as great.  Hopefully this is a step back in the right direction.

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

@Glaxton Plenty of titles in the past  have been shifted to later generation consoles.  It's not a new phenomenon if they do.

I think this would make a great must have launch title for the new generation.  I hope it comes out for the current gen, but I think it would be one heck of a system seller.

Ledah
Ledah

I'm hoping this game comes to the PC, I really want to give it a try.

Glaxton
Glaxton

Doesn't it have to release this year? Next Gen consoles will be out before the end of this year and 1313 was meant to push the limits of current gen consoles.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Battlefront 3 please :) This sounds cool also.

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

Yey a Gears of War star wars edition...

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

As of right now, I'd like Battlefront 3 or Republic Commando 2 instead of 1313.

Merex760
Merex760

I definitely think this will be a next-gen title. Demoed on PC, no launch window when new consoles are coming soon. It all lines up.

xgraderx
xgraderx

I just hope this turns out good.

AP3Xoblivion
AP3Xoblivion

I'm so happy they're finally making another Star Wars game where you're not an over-powered Jedi killing countless Troopers.. I have hopes for this game, high hopes.

deon99
deon99

i see what there doing.Most likely there will be a ps3 version first and then a ps4 version next year with updated graphics and all the dlc.

Takeno456
Takeno456

I don't know, I still think this will be a next gen game.

sev2010
sev2010

next gen game?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with this graphic?!! dude if it will be one the next gen games then next gen is not wat they say it is

lame

moviequest14
moviequest14

I don't know... everything about this game just seems to be something taken from another game and just repainted with Star Wars. The crashing escort looks and feels just like Uncharted 3's (a scene which at first wowed me but now in this game seems stale and lacking) . All the combat/corridors feels awfully Mass Effect-like. And the world of 1313 itself just looks like a sci-fi GTA / Sleeping Dogs . It's like the team at LucasArts just went ''Hey , we think we're behind on things so let's go for an M/18+ rating , and recycle a bunch of ideas that were good in other modern games to make ours modern too!'' . Maybe I'm just missing something or haven't seen a crucial new gameplay difference yet , and I hope so.

Rushergod
Rushergod

many games that are released in a quick time usually are short in story and many aspects, but hey maybe im wrong


mechag2
mechag2

@lt_kijiI know. Me too. Battlefront 3, Rogue Squadron 4, Republic Commando 2, KOTOR 3, a new Dark Forces, X-wing, TIE Fighter, Empire at War, Racer, etc. With such a rich, lucrative source material to pull from like Star Wars, and having so many popular franchises for it, it makes one wonder what the heck is wrong with LucasArts that they can't give us the superb games we want anymore. Hell, even full-on, upgraded remakes of their classics would sell ridiculously well. *sigh* They just aren't the same company I grew up with.

NTM23
NTM23

@Ultra_Taco Republic Commando 2, yes. I never cared for Battlefront since it was primarily an MP game.

Snake_Eater
Snake_Eater

@sev2010 But it does state that there is actually no quantum leap in visuals - and this was said so often now and I really hope people do start recognizing this.

mikel222222
mikel222222

@moviequest14 Uncharted 3 mixed with Mass Effect/GTA/Sleeping dogs with Star Wars repaint sounds like the best game ever, are you crazy?

sgtZipper
sgtZipper

@moviequest14 In fact, Uncharted one was one of the games said to do almost nothing new (gameplay wise), but redefined the genre by putting all the good things from other games into one game.

NTM23
NTM23

@moviequest14 Just because a game takes tricks from another game doesn't mean it's automatically a mediocre game. There are many, many fantastic games that have been rehashed and slenderly tweaked of earlier games that have come before. 

This is the kind of thing I want out of Star Wars, or at least from what I saw of the game play video shown before. I think right now you're expressing your detestation to those games that are unoriginal, but soon you'll think otherwise and be excited again.

Think about it, out of all the games you play now, couldn't you take an aspect and see what other games that's been in? You may be saying this is surely apparent, but then again, if you're going to take something off another, you should probably take it off some of the games you've mentioned.

moviequest14
moviequest14

@NTM23 I agree with you completely about that. But the thing is , there have been series before like Uncharted itself even , that have taken other aspects of other games and refined them. But would you say there is ANY game that is like Uncharted? Even though Uncharted has taken cues from Tomb Raider and the like it is entirely it's own in the magnificent massive action scenes , movie-like presentation. But with 1313 they just took the same ''falling out of plane'' scene out of games like Uncharted , made it in space and expected us to be shocked and impressed like we've never seen it before and , I hate to sound like the typical cynical gamer , but I wasn't impressed , it still felt like the same scene I'd played and watched 30,000 times in the Uncharted trailer

    Star Wars games on their own are a great example of your point. Games like Battlefront and Jedi Knight II closely follow other games but the difference here is that they only took the concept , and then they did add their ''Star Wars'' coat of paint on it , but they made it entirely unique. Looking at the trailer (and I have multiple times) I can't find a single thing that's entirely new to the game , I've seen ALL of it before. And while I'm as big of a Star Wars fan as the next guy , I'm not going to sink $60 down and spend 10+ hours to play scenes from other games with slight tweaks , that feel stale in comparison. If you look forward to the game , by all means I'm happy for you , but it just seems they're trying too hard to become ''the modern game'' when the thing I loved about their games for so long was how they weren't , but instead stood on their own.

JediLegacy
JediLegacy

@NTM23 @moviequest14 I think what he means is that what makes a game a great beginning IP is an obvious distinction between itself and the games around it. Maybe it's graphics, story, gameplay, characters, what have you, but you can't create a new IP entirely off of old ideas, otherwise people will feel more inclined to buy whatever it is ripping off of because those IPs have been around longer.

 It's going to need something slightly different so people will see something to buy there. After that, its a matter of giving itself some steam for exploration of different mechanics in any future iterations. In this case, I'm going for character, story, and setting. Showing a facet of Star Wars that people don't see often could be very interesting.

NTM23
NTM23

@JediLegacy @NTM23 @moviequest14 I know what he meant. I don't think this game will be as common as he says he thinks it is. To me, it being in the Star Wars universe (and it maybe being a next-gen game) is already difference enough.