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Rumour – Star Wars 1313 has been put on hiatus

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If there’s one game that got my midichlorian count flowing at E3 last year, it was Star Wars 1313. A Star Wars game set in the bowels of the underworld, that had you playing as a cool rogue with a blaster instead of a noble Jedi for once? Man, the force felt strong in that idea, especially with those high level visuals that could melt your eyeballs. Things have changed for Star Wars company Lucasarts since then. Such as the fact that Disney now owns them, leaving Star Wars 1313 in a carbonite status of frozen.

Kotaku recently did a round up of sources, with industry insiders claiming that the gaming is on hold right now. Originally scheduled for a release some time in 2013, the game will be skipping that date, and won’t even be seen at E3 this year either. Originally conceived as a tie-in to the proposed Star Wars TV series Underworld, which would have taken a weekly look at the seedier side of that galaxy far, far away, the game was going to have a play-style similar in tone to Bioware’s beloved Knights of the old republic.

Of course, that show never came to be, leading to the game to be rewritten as a standalone, taking influences from Uncharted to become a third person adventure game. After George Lucas saw the game between 2011 and 2012, he suggested that more Star Wars backstories be shoved into that title, which put the more original narrative ideas into a precarious position. Man, I’ve always said that the worst person for Star Wars lately is George Lucas himself, but this just hammers that point home.

And if you think back to E3 2012, the reveal for the game was more of a tech demo, as the characters seen on screen weren’t even confirmed to be appearing in the title. Lucasarts is keeping their plans for the game closely guarded, Bothan spies be damned, and when prodded to find out if the title had been cancelled, they responded to Kotaku by saying that “LucasArts has been working diligently to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities that the new Star Wars movies present. Star Wars 1313 continues production.”

I’m really hoping that something is still going on with this game. They’ve got the tech to make it, and now they just need the story. The location of the game, a hive of scum and villainy deep beneath the capital planet of Coruscant has already made an appearance in the rather excellent Clone Wars TV series, so hopefully that’s a step forward for the legitimacy of the game.

Last Updated: March 1, 2013


  1. Next gen release?


  2. Martin du preez

    March 1, 2013 at 08:03

    Disney said “Micky Mouse Jedi’s OR NO DEAL.”


    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      March 1, 2013 at 09:07

      Mickey Mouse Jedi in a Samual Jackson Robe for Kinetic… F*****K!


  3. Admiral Chief Erwin

    March 1, 2013 at 08:05



    • Brady miaau

      March 1, 2013 at 09:12


      Since you told me to buy the small lego’s of Star Wars things, this was going to be my next thing.

      Now I think I may (as soon as house remodel done, broke!) just buy that 12 inch Lego X-wing and then the Tie-fighter. Also the Star Destroyer.

      The Super Star Destroyer seems a bit pricey, but man is it big!

      In my solace…..


      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        March 1, 2013 at 09:42

        One does not put a price on awesome Lego!

        (checkout the Millennium Falcon!)


        • Brady miaau

          March 1, 2013 at 10:51

          Seen it. But those three first.


    • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

      March 1, 2013 at 09:37

      I am dissappoint


  4. Admiral Chief Erwin

    March 1, 2013 at 08:12

    Also, Clone Wars series >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


  5. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    March 1, 2013 at 08:27

    Disney is probably climbing in and making it all ages appropriate. #trolol


  6. Kingkappie

    March 1, 2013 at 08:48

    Disney heard my plea, if i cannot play with a lightsaber there is no point in the game!


    • Brady miaau

      March 1, 2013 at 09:13

      Nah, there really is a fair bit to the star wars universe. Well, for me anyway.


  7. OVG

    March 1, 2013 at 09:00

    The force is weak with this one.


    • FoxOneZA

      March 1, 2013 at 09:28

      The force, non-existant.


  8. Sir Captain Rincethis

    March 1, 2013 at 09:07

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Motha flucking hell!


  9. GTO

    March 1, 2013 at 09:09

    Just make republic commando 2 and I can forgive this.


  10. Brady miaau

    March 1, 2013 at 09:15

    Some of the star wars cannon books mention these bad people:

    Shadows of the Empire is a great one, with Prince Xixor in power of most of the underworld. Clever, resourceful, powerful and rival to Darth Vader himself. Take him as inspiration and you can sort of move on. Even Jabba the Hutt and other Hutt cartels paid him homage, and he lived on Coruscant.


  11. Nick Joubert

    March 1, 2013 at 09:34

    Is it not possible they are wanting to stall and release it as a next gen title?


  12. jGLZA

    March 1, 2013 at 13:20

    All will be forgiven if they bring out Battlefront 3 instead. 😀


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