Star Wars 1313 Could Return, But Not Necessarily As a Game
"It's something we're spending a lot of time looking at."
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Lucasfilm has not completely abandoned Star Wars 1313, the mature-themed Star Wars game first revealed in 2012 but later presumed to be dead.
In an interview with Slash Film, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy agreed with the interviewer that the game's concept art looked stunning. She added that Lucasfilm is "spending a lot of time" thinking about how it might be able to bring 1313 back to life.
"Unbelievable," she said about 1313's concept art. "So 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."
Star Wars 1313 was originally announced at E3 2012 as a third-person action adventure game from LucasArts for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game, said to feature bounty hunter Boba Fett as its protagonist, was reportedly canceled in April 2013 when Disney closed LucasArts.
As Slash Film points out, Kennedy's comments could be taken in a number of ways. 1313's tone and themes could serve as inspiration for future projects, possibly the standalone Boba Fett movie. Another option is the project coming back to life as a game. None of this is confirmed, however.
If 1313 does come back as a game, it would need to happen through Electronic Arts, which is now the exclusive developer of Star Wars console games. EA's latest Star Wars game was November's Star Wars Battlefront. Looking ahead, an Assassin's Creed-style action game is in the works at EA, with production on the project being led by industry veterans Amy Hennig and Jade Raymond.
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