Whatever Happened To Star Wars 1313?

It’s no exaggeration to say that “1313” went out with a whimper. The first sign of trouble was the shuttering of LucasArts — previously the main in-house game developer studio for “Star Wars” — in a massive layoff that only left 10 employees to handle licensing work (per Gematsu). A Gameinformer interview with a LucasFilm representative hinted that the project was quite far into development, and stood a chance of being passed off to third-party developers for completion. This had fans holding out hope that EA would handle the project after their exclusive deal with Disney for “Star Wars” games — but when pressed on the issue, EA told Kotaku that they wouldn’t be “announcing any specific titles” at the time. The official cancellation was an unspoken one: in 2014, Disney quietly abandoned the “1313” trademark, quietly confirming that it had no plans to pursue the project (via The Escapist).

Despite a few red herrings hints and mentions over the years — most notably, a 2015 interview with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy admitting that the project was still being discussed for potential development — nothing much has come of them. Recently unearthed prototype footage has sparked discussion around the abandoned title again (via IGN), however, and it’s not too unlikely that the project might come back under a different name — but, for now, “Star Wars 1313” remains an un-trademarked relic that’s most likely dead for good.



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bourbiza is an entertainment reporter for iltuoiphone News and is based in Los Angeles.

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