So you’re saying there’s a chance?
For anxious Star Wars fans, that’s exactly what Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said.
I’m sure you remember Star Wars 1313, the game that captivated Star Wars fans and gamers alike a few years back. Star Wars 1313 was branded as an action-adventure game that would have followed Boba Fett in his early years as a bounty hunter in an area of Coruscant called Level 1313. The game would have been more gritty and mature than Star Wars products like The Clones Wars TV series (and actually would have had a story, *coughBattlefrontcough*).
Kennedy gave Star Wars nerds lightsaber-sized boners today when she said in an interview with Slashfilm that the cancelled game is not completely dead and buried. Speaking about what has been made of Star Wars 1313, Kennedy had this to say: “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.”
Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and Lucasarts, the studio has essentially let go of Star Wars 1313 and abandoned the trademark to the game in late 2013.
Maybe this is just too much of wishful thinking on my part, but I can’t help but think that Kennedy wouldn’t just say this without reason, knowing what these comments would mean to the millions of Star Wars fans who were anticipating this game. We haven’t had a lot of luck recently in getting great Star Wars games, and Star Wars 1313 could have been the next great Star Wars game. Hopefully Kennedy, Lucasfilm, EA, and Disney know what they’re doing and will make this game in the near future.
Check out the only available footage of Star Wars 1313 below.