Lucasfilm Hasn't Given up Hope on Star Wars 1313

Lucasfilm Hasn't Given up Hope on Star Wars 1313

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Lucasfilm is spending a lot of time looking over Star Wars 1313 assets, and certainly doesn't want to throw them out.

One of the biggest casualties of the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm was the cancellation of Star Wars 1313, a mature-themed Star Wars action game that would have followed everyone's favorite bounty hunter: Bobba Fett. But don't hang up your jet packs quite yet, as current Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy says her company is spending quite a lot of time looking over 1313 assets, with the possibility of bringing the game back from the dead.

"Our attitude [to Star Wars 1313] 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," Kennedy told Slashfilm.

Before you open up your wallets, keep in mind that in this post-LucasArts world, that statement could mean a lot of things. First up, now that LucasArts has been shut down, EA holds an exclusive licence to make Star Wars games, so if we did see 1313 revived in its original form, it would be via EA.

Secondly, in the same Slashfilm interview, Kennedy brought up the also canceled Star Wars live action series: Star Wars Underworld, stating that she would also like to revive that. It's quite possible a lot of 1313 concepts could get rolled into an Underworld revival, or even a stand-alone movie a-la Star Wars: Rogue One.

I would cross my fingers for it being revived in game form, but after having played Battlefront... I think I would settle for a stand-alone movie...

Source: Slashfilm

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1313 is possibly coming back? Excellent! That game did sort of die rather unceremoniously without being given a chance. Boy, if it does return and we get to play through it then I-

Steven Bogos:
EA holds an exclusive licence to make Star Wars games, so if we did see 1313 revived in its original form, it would be via EA.

Wait, 1313 was supposed to be a Boba Fett origin story? I've actually lost interest hearing that if I'm honest. I thought it was going to be using original characters and even some original settings. You know, stuff like KOTOR, Dark Forces and Jedi Knight. Takes away some creative freedom by making the character either fit some mold to begin with or fit it by the end in some way.

I don't really want an EA developed Star Wars 1313. If they could give it to the old Bioware (ME 1/2) team I'd be all over it.

But when did it become a Boba Fett story? It had looked like a Kyle Katarn like Original Character. :( Hearing it's a Boba Fett story is just depressing.

Ukomba:
I don't really want an EA developed Star Wars 1313. If they could give it to the old Bioware (ME 1/2) team I'd be all over it.

But when did it become a Boba Fett story? It had looked like a Kyle Katarn like Original Character. :( Hearing it's a Boba Fett story is just depressing.

Supposedly the characters you see in the demo were just placeholders, like that original video demoing force powers that eventually evolved into Force Unleashed.

Which is a shame. It seems like a lot of the new EU is focused on existing characters like the Vader, Leia and Lando comics. I don't care about Boba Fett or Darth Maul, I want to see new stories with original characters. It's a big universe after all.

Yeah, no. It might as well be dead if EA has the reins. It would be better off that way.

Bobba Fett.

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"Dang it, Bobba!"

Man, how many origin stories does Boba need? Even before Episode II came along the old Expanded Universe threw around three or four different possible backstories. All for a guy who spent 90% of the time just standing around, 5% getting his ass whupped by Luke and the remaining 5% becoming a sand vagina's lunch.

Say what you will about the prequels, but at least Jango Fett actually did cool shit. Not many non-Force users can engage a Jedi Knight in hand-to-hand combat and survive.

I'm as disappointed about seeing 1313 canceled as much as the next Star Wars fan. Hell, I'm still bitter over Disney closing down LucasArts with no real reason whatsoever. However, I'd rather see this game stay dead than end up in the dirty claws of EA and their ilk. If this game comes back, two things are guaranteed to happen that will very likely ensure it being completely disappointing:

1) EA will produce it, and look how well they handled Battlefront for crying out loud.
2) It will not be rated M, Disney and all that.

I know some people might find it silly that I'd be interested in 1313 for its M-rating, but that's kind of what makes it so interesting. This would be the first M-rated Star Wars game and the team had talked about how they wanted to use it for good, narrative maturity, rather than just for gore and whatnot. Unless Disney lets another dev or internal team handle the title, count me out again.

Also, slightly off-topic, but just wanted to say hi to y'all on the forums! Been reading Escapist for a few years now and finally decided to join this week.

Wait, that was going to be a Bobba Fett... thing.

Man, my interest just went from zero to minus five.

God forbid they try anything interesting. Nope, gotta talk more about the one guy with a bucket on his head.

Neverhoodian:

Say what you will about the prequels, but at least Jango Fett actually did cool shit. Not many non-Force users can engage a Jedi Knight in hand-to-hand combat and not survive.

Love the moment @2:42 where Jango bumps his head :)

I don't give two hoots about 1313, just let me find Sev.

EA? So what you mean to say is: "Even if this game gets made, it's by a company that you personally won't buy from for more reasons at this point then you can properly remember." Right? Yea...

Look I'm not actively boycotting EA or anything... but Origin will not touch my hard drive, and the games they put out before that... 'program' had such bad DRM they didn't touch my hard drive either. EA is, to me at least, radioactive. So anything they do isn't touched. I won't take their games for free as a result of Origin. So basically what you've told me is that there are no more Star Wars games.

Oh well?

Remember people: Vote with your wallet! And letter writing campaigns! As a Canadian I endorse letter writing! We do it all the time up here.

Eww Bobba Fett. I was hoping for original characters.

It'll be EA title. EA titles are never good these days. They're either FTP you have to pay for for some reason, either MMO which is (for some reason) called single-player RPGs, or sportsims. So I see no need to care.

Awwww no... why couldn't Naughty Dog get ahold of it?? I would have shelled out solid cash for "Uncharted: A Space Opera". I fear EA will take those 1313 assets and just stamp them on a Battlefront map, and that'll be that.

Reading that it was supposed to be a Boba Fett origin story just killed what interest I had left in this game. I do like Boba, but I would have preferred original characters.

I think this is damage control over the lukewarm reception Battlefield got.

Going to throw my hat in with the crowd saying a new character would be more interesting.

As the man from the Stephen King novel said, "Sometimes dead is better."

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy says her company is spending quite a lot of time looking over 1313 assets, with the possibility of bringing the game back from the dead.

"Our attitude [to Star Wars 1313] 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," Kaennedy told Slashfilm.

wtf, they couldn't have done this with battlefront 3?!?!? there was already *legit* alpha footage of a working game, god dammit.

as others, now that I'm seeing this be a boba fett game, I've lost alot of interest..

Considering EA has sat on the Star Wars license for two years and shat out only one whole (half-baked no singleplayer) game in that time makes me think if this ever does see the light of day, it will be years down the line.

Steven Bogos:

Before you open up your wallets, keep in mind that in this post-LucasArts world, that statement could mean a lot of things. First up, now that LucasArts has been shut down, EA holds an exclusive licence to make Star Wars games, so if we did see 1313 revived in its original form, it would be via EA.

Shudder.

That's fine. They have plenty of time until 1313. Last I heard they were only up to episode 7.

No it's ok. I know where the door is. I'll show myself out.

Neverhoodian:
Man, how many origin stories does Boba need? Even before Episode II came along the old Expanded Universe threw around three or four different possible backstories. All for a guy who spent 90% of the time just standing around, 5% getting his ass whupped by Luke and the remaining 5% becoming a sand vagina's lunch.

Wasn't it Han that whupped his ass? By accident? While half blind no less?

Why are so many of you surprised to hear that it was a Boba Fett Origin story? That was literally the game's main selling point, the first thing they said about it. Heck, most complaints I heard back when it got killed was because people were looking forward to playing as Boba Fett in his own game.
And I'm still meh on this, Boba was even less of a character than the Transformers in the movies. Heck, seriously, the only thing Boba Fett did was stand around and then die. He couldn't even do his job of hunting and capturing bounties, he needed Darth Vader to do that for him. All that armor and weapons, and yet still he couldn't capture a smuggler armed with a pistol.

Gatx:

Ukomba:
I don't really want an EA developed Star Wars 1313. If they could give it to the old Bioware (ME 1/2) team I'd be all over it.

But when did it become a Boba Fett story? It had looked like a Kyle Katarn like Original Character. :( Hearing it's a Boba Fett story is just depressing.

Supposedly the characters you see in the demo were just placeholders, like that original video demoing force powers that eventually evolved into Force Unleashed.

Which is a shame. It seems like a lot of the new EU is focused on existing characters like the Vader, Leia and Lando comics. I don't care about Boba Fett or Darth Maul, I want to see new stories with original characters. It's a big universe after all.

That's really too bad. A lot of my excitement about the game had been because of the character. I know Fett is pretty much an empty slate now in the DU, but he's still not that interesting a character, just iconic. EA on top of that :/ such a shame.

Add me to the group of "Boba Fett? Oh... dont bother then."

The talk back then actually sounded like it could be something new and interesting and separate instead of just fanboying over the originals. Silly us. Of course it has to be about one of the same few characters, and/or the Jedi. God forbid you have a major title in a property that expands it instead of riding it into the ground with repetition.

gmaverick019:

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy says her company is spending quite a lot of time looking over 1313 assets, with the possibility of bringing the game back from the dead.

"Our attitude [to Star Wars 1313] 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," Kaennedy told Slashfilm.

wtf, they couldn't have done this with battlefront 3?!?!? there was already *legit* alpha footage of a working game, god dammit.

as others, now that I'm seeing this be a boba fett game, I've lost alot of interest..

I'm still salty over the loss of Free Radical's Battlefront 3, it was going to be awesome... But instead it got cancelled for no real good reason when it was around 90% done according to the developers, a real shame, simultaneous space and ground battles that interacted with each other was certainly an interesting concept I would have liked to see, plus Free Radical was awesome.

 

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