Star Wars 1313 will release on PlayStation 3 this year, Sony Facebook page says

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#1 Posted by SecretPolice (21501 posts) -

This is a bit of a surprise, no?

Also, may I suggest R* do the same with GTA5. :D

Thoughts ?

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Star Wars 1313 will release on PlayStation 3 this year, Sony Facebook page says

Cross-generation?

Star Wars 1313 will release on PlayStation 3 this year, according to Sony's PlayStation Germany Facebook page (via NeoGAF).

Today the update was posted alongside screenshots and artwork for the game. It comes as some surprise - we've heard little about Star Wars 1313 since it was revealed at E3 in June last year.

When the game was announced an impressive trailer was released showing visuals that looked too good for the current generation of consoles.

The gameplay video sparked speculation that 1313 was in fact a cross-generation title designed to release on current-generation consoles and next-generation consoles.

At the time developer LucasArts declined to announce the intended platforms, although did say the game was being developed using Unreal Engine 3 and the video was captured from a PC./p>

Star Wars 1313 has been dark since Gamescom 2012. Some believe the lack of news to be a sign that it is indeed a next-generation game. New consoles from Microsoft and Sony are rumoured to be due out at the end of this year.

If 1313 is due out on PS3 this year it follows that it will also release on PC and Xbox 360 this year.

LucasArts, parent LucasFilm and the Star Wars IP were acquired by Disney in a gargantuan $4.05 billion deal back in October.

We've asked LucasArts for comment

#2 Posted by ebrezzy1 (1403 posts) -

nothing really confirmed just speculation at this point ... i'm not really hyped for this game either ... i just came on to see if it was a sony exclusive 3rd party game or something ... which its not so i'm not worried ... the console that has the best 3rd party wins the gen

#3 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

It's gonna look like utter crap on current gen consoles. Oh wait, last gen :P

#4 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

I thought it would be next gen. If that's the case then it will look nothing like what we saw on a current console :? Which sucks because they should wait to release it next gen, it would look so much better, the way it's inteded to look

#5 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

I thought it would be next gen. If that's the case then it will look nothing like what we saw on a current console :? Which sucks because they should wait to release it next gen, it would look so much better, the way it's inteded to look

seanmcloughlin

The consolites, they won't know the difference. ShadowMoses would be posting threads of PC screenshots saying it was the PS3 version praising the Sony gods.

#6 Posted by gpuking (2771 posts) -
The power of Cell finally unleashed in full? /jk Gonna wait for the inevitable PS4 port in 1080p and all that bells and whistles.
#7 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

I thought it would be next gen. If that's the case then it will look nothing like what we saw on a current console :? Which sucks because they should wait to release it next gen, it would look so much better, the way it's inteded to look

Masenkoe

The consolites, they won't know the difference. ShadowMoses would be posting threads of PC screenshots saying it was the PS3 version praising the Sony gods.

No he would just post several IGN articles and discount everything else that went against him saying they were all fanboys. and then say "I think PC gamers exaggerate the difference and it's not that big". The usual tripe.

#8 Posted by SecretPolice (21501 posts) -

It's gonna look like utter crap on current gen consoles. Oh wait, last gen :P

Masenkoe

tehe, I chuckled. :P

#9 Posted by Heil68 (43508 posts) -
With the advanced technology of the cell and Sony being known for world class gaming, it doesn't really surprise me if true.
#10 Posted by faizan_faizan (7849 posts) -

I thought it would be next gen. If that's the case then it will look nothing like what we saw on a current console :? Which sucks because they should wait to release it next gen, it would look so much better, the way it's inteded to look

seanmcloughlin
PC is already next gen my friend, From what i've seen in alpha/beta gameplay videos, Crysis 3, MLL, Watch Dogs, Star Wars 1313 are truly next gen.
#11 Posted by finalstar2007 (24973 posts) -

It's gonna look like utter crap on current gen consoles. Oh wait, last gen :P

Masenkoe

Last gen?? i didnt know PS4 was announced

#12 Posted by MrJack3690 (2227 posts) -

Also, may I suggest R* do the same with GTA5. :D

SecretPolice

Confused by this, GTA V is coming for PS3 and Xbox 360 this year.

#13 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

I thought it would be next gen. If that's the case then it will look nothing like what we saw on a current console :? Which sucks because they should wait to release it next gen, it would look so much better, the way it's inteded to look

faizan_faizan

PC is already next gen my friend, From what i've seen in alpha/beta gameplay videos, Crysis 3, MLL, Watch Dogs, Star Wars 1313 are truly next gen.

But PC doesn't have gens. And technically speaking it's "current gen", not next gen, because of the WiiU.

But yes PC is far ahead already and it will take consoles a lot of effort when they release to try compete

#14 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

[QUOTE="Masenkoe"]

It's gonna look like utter crap on current gen consoles. Oh wait, last gen :P

finalstar2007

Last gen?? i didnt know PS4 was announced

PS3 and X360 are last gen now cos the next gen started with WiiU. They're playing catch up now

#15 Posted by SecretPolice (21501 posts) -

[QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

Also, may I suggest R* do the same with GTA5. :D

MrJack3690

Confused by this, GTA V is coming for PS3 and Xbox 360 this year.

Make it cross gen like this SW 1313 seems to be so I can play GTA5 on mah new, much more powahfull next gen console - would be a feast for the eyes plus improved game-play as well me thinks. :D

#16 Posted by HaloinventedFPS (4715 posts) -

Wonder how they will get this working on consoles...

#17 Posted by MrJack3690 (2227 posts) -

Make it cross gen like this SW 1313 seems to be so I can play GTA5 on mah new, much more powahfull next gen console - would be a feast for the eyes plus improved game-play as well me thinks. :D

SecretPolice

Ok that makes sense now, I thought you were saying they should release it on PS3, so my head hurt for a bit. :P

I don't think they'll do that, a lot of people are wanting to see it on new consoles but they said themselves that now is the perfect time to release it: Link

For them to make it for next generation consoles, they would spend a lot of money and resources getting the engine running vs. making the content and experience they can do now with a fully working engine and systems they are much more familiar with. I'd say at best it would be a port at a higher resolution and framerate, but not much else.

"The fact that hardware's so mature right now is exactly why we're able to go on to the next level. GTA 4 was our first attempt at a new platform and HD visuals, so the first part of development was seriously difficult."

"Now we know what the hardware's capable of, so it's become a lot easier to move things along and a lot more fun, too. GTA: San Andreas came out at the peak of the PlayStation 2's cycle, and we put out a really good game thanks to that."

Houser

We might see it get ported, but I severely doubt it. They'll probably just support GTA V with some extra content, maybe add fully detailed versions of San Fierro and Las Venturas, and then work on a new game for next gen.

#18 Posted by SecretPolice (21501 posts) -

[QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

Make it cross gen like this SW 1313 seems to be so I can play GTA5 on mah new, much more powahfull next gen console - would be a feast for the eyes plus improved game-play as well me thinks. :D

MrJack3690

Ok that makes sense now, I thought you were saying they should release it on PS3, so my head hurt for a bit. :P

I don't think they'll do that, a lot of people are wanting to see it on new consoles but they said themselves that now is the perfect time to release it: Link

For them to make it for next generation consoles, they would spend a lot of money and resources getting the engine running vs. making the content and experience they can do now with a fully working engine and systems they are much more familiar with. I'd say at best it would be a port at a higher resolution and framerate, but not much else.

"The fact that hardware's so mature right now is exactly why we're able to go on to the next level. GTA 4 was our first attempt at a new platform and HD visuals, so the first part of development was seriously difficult."

"Now we know what the hardware's capable of, so it's become a lot easier to move things along and a lot more fun, too. GTA: San Andreas came out at the peak of the PlayStation 2's cycle, and we put out a really good game thanks to that."

Houser

We might see it get ported, but I severely doubt it. They'll probably just support GTA V with some extra content, maybe add fully detailed versions of San Fierro and Las Venturas, and then work on a new game for next gen.

Oh I hear ya my friend and had once again embarked down that road of wishful thinking, just ask anyone here. haha

Also, I'll add this, I fully expect Red Dead Revolution next gen and that will do quite nicely, I'm certain. :)

#19 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Wonder how they will get this working on consoles...

HaloinventedFPS

Cutbacks, massive cutbacks.

#20 Posted by Namgis (3573 posts) -

Never really expected it to be a next gen title. It looked like a current gen game when they showed off some game play at E3. They really would be daft to release only on next gen, there's 140+ million potential units available right now to play the game. Why would they hold it back to have 3-5 million potential customers? Less than half of which most likely have no interest in SW to start with.

#21 Posted by King-Arsenal (744 posts) -
It would make sense to release it on current-gen and next-gen devices. Increases their potential market and lowers risk.
#22 Posted by Sushiglutton (5226 posts) -
I don't believe that. Why all the hush hush if that was the case? Since we "know" the next gen will begin this fall, it means they should have started a much more intense marketing by now. Nope I simply don't believe the Germans this time.
#23 Posted by topgunmv (10187 posts) -

So they're just going to have it run at 15 fps at 640x480 then?

#24 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
not on next gen systems? ffs....
#25 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

[QUOTE="Masenkoe"]

It's gonna look like utter crap on current gen consoles. Oh wait, last gen :P

finalstar2007

Last gen?? i didnt know PS4 was announced

Wii U started the next gen of consoles. This is a fact.