Star Wars 1313 was canceled post-Disney acquisition of Star Wars, but that’s not to say it will disappear into the ether forever.
The announcement of Star Wars 1313 was an important one to Lucasfilm, at the time. A bounty hunter video game set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away meant looking outside the box, especially considering it was geared towards a mature audience. It meant pushing the boundaries of what we truly knew about “scum and villainy” within Star Wars, especially if Lucasfilm could be as brutal as they can be at that ESRB rating. Alas, the game was canceled and seemed to be lost forever.
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/Film spoke to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy at the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens press junket over the weekend, in which they discussed a refreshing amount about entertainment property outside of the upcoming film. While talking about discarded projects, the focus shifted to George Lucas’ live-action Star Wars television show, where questions were asked about whether or not the dozens of scripts for episodes are gone from the ongoing “Star Wars content” conversation.
“No,” Kennedy stated. ‘No, interestingly enough, thats an area we’ve spent a lot of time, reading through the material that he developed is something we very much would like to explore. And there was (Star Wars) 1313 the game, where there was…”
Interesting to note is that Kathleen Kennedy brought up Star Wars 1313 first, not /Film, but it is them who interjected about how, “The concept art for that looked amazing!”
“Unbelievable,” Kennedy replied. “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.”
So, there you have it. Not only is Star Wars 1313 a candidate for revival, but it is considered “gold” by top Star Wars brass. Granted, it could be lip service to buy time for the numerous films planned for the rest of the decade, but it is great to hear that a dark, grim game like Star Wars 1313 can exist in the Disney era. Even if it would likely be created by EA.