Remember that sad day when we heard LucasArts was being closed following the Disney purchase, and it seemed like Star Wars 1313 was to be no more?
Well, it may not all be so bad after all, after Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy revealed in an interview with Slashfilm that all the material is still around, and being looked at with keen eyes.
Speaking with Slashfilm, Kennedy discussed the fate of the also seemingly dead live-action TV show Star Wars: Underworld, and when asked if the scripts were gone, replied:
“No. 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 1313 the game…”
Hold up. Did she just say 1313?
Yes. Yes she did… So, what are they doing with all the material for 1313?
“…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, the good news is, 1313 is not as dead-and-buried as we once thought, the bad news is there’s still no guarantee it will reach our consoles, or it could be a good while at least until it does.
For those who don’t know, 1313 was announced way back at E3 2012, with initial gameplay previews depicting a bounty hunter (believed, but not confirmed to be an early Boba Fett) engaged in activity set on Level 1313 of Coruscant. Following LucasArts’ closure, the 1313 trademark was abandoned towards the end of 2013.
If you’d like to get an idea of the kind of world Star Wars: 1313 is about, check out this gallery of gorgeous concept art for the game, kindly shared by Slashfilm.