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Star Wars 1313 has been cancelled

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Star Wars 1313 was one of the highlights of Gamescom last year with the incredible graphics and gameplay simply an appetizer based around the actual story and world that we were expecting to dive into. However Disney has decided that’s a terrible idea and has cancelled the title outright.

Many Star Wars fans were wary that Disney would ruin the legacy of Star Wars after purchasing all of the Lucas companies last year. We instantly heard that there will definitely be more Star Wars films coming but the axing of the first M-rated Star Wars title points to Disney imposing their family friendly image across the group.

In fact the entire Lucas Arts development studio has now been closed down and all staff have been let go. The name will stay and the plan is to now outsource development to other studios instead of handling it internally.

If George Lucas was dead he would be rolling in his grave.. but I guess for now he can simply roll around in the billions he was paid for his companies.

I have always said I seriously doubt we’d ever see this game on the Xbox 360 or PS3… but I would never have guessed that we actually would never see it at all.

According to insider sources the chance of someone else picking up the rights to complete Star Wars 1313 are pretty much zero.

Last Updated: April 4, 2013

78 Comments

  1. Jonah Cash

    April 4, 2013 at 07:52

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The pain……………………..

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  2. Melasco

    April 4, 2013 at 07:53

    πŸ™ I was really looking forward to this Star Wars game after TOR almost destroyed my love for the franchise… I was also hoping to see this on PS4…

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  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    April 4, 2013 at 07:57

    WHAAAAAAT!?!?!?!?

    This cannot be! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

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    • CaptainNemo42

      April 4, 2013 at 09:30

      And Disney is represented at Palpatine?

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        April 4, 2013 at 09:33

        Palpatine would never be able to conceive the evil that Disney has conceived by shutting down Lucasarts. Palpatine could take lessons from Disney πŸ™

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    • Kromas

      April 4, 2013 at 10:28

      This picture is incorrect. Vader now has a mickey mouse eared helmet.

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  4. Lebogang Molefo

    April 4, 2013 at 07:59

    OH THE HORROR!!!! Say it ain’t so…. Disney is ruining everything… DAMN YOU DISNEY!!!!! DAMN YOU!!!!!!

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  5. umar bastra

    April 4, 2013 at 07:59

    It makes sense though that they closed them down … Lucas Arts games doesn’t seem to produce any decent or profitable games …. but, this is still sad news

    Yoda had foreseen this !

    “The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the light, the future is”

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  6. caponeil

    April 4, 2013 at 08:02

    hahaha. Star Whores didn’t fit into the “Epic Mickey” universe!

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    • caponeil

      April 4, 2013 at 08:06

      what – down voted in less than a minute. the reason I referred to Star Wars is because they are a sell out – I love the originals!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        April 4, 2013 at 11:39

        The originals were classics, the prequels… farts of cinematic failure.

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  7. Brendon Bosch

    April 4, 2013 at 08:04

    Yip. Was sceptical when they bought the rights and now it`s been confirmed. Disney is going to cash in on the franchise and will be dumbing it down

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 4, 2013 at 09:00

      The next movie will probably have some crap where the Jedi never kill anything or anyone and instead will win over all bad guys to the good side with heartfelt speeches and song. BLEGH

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  8. Tbone187

    April 4, 2013 at 08:22

    My word,, that looks epic…how tragic indeed…

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  9. Mark Treloar

    April 4, 2013 at 08:25

    No exactly surprising. Disney wont do anything that would carry a rating above PG. Since shooting people or Aliens would at the very least give it a more mature rating it gets shelved.

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  10. JayDiCee

    April 4, 2013 at 08:28

    OK… now all they have to do is insert Mickey and crew into a near finished game and call it Disney Wars 1313… This sucks bollocks! Now where did I put those Star wars BluRay discs with the extra 13 seconds of unseen footage?!!?

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  11. JayDiCee

    April 4, 2013 at 08:30

    Disney – Rise of the shits…. aah i mean Sith!!! oh no scratch that I mean SHITS!!!

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  12. Martin du preez

    April 4, 2013 at 08:35

    Fuck you Mr Mouse!

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  13. OVG

    April 4, 2013 at 08:40

    πŸ˜›

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  14. HvR

    April 4, 2013 at 08:41

    R100 says SW Ep 7 that Justin Bieber plays Anakin Skywalker Jnr and that it is a musical.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 4, 2013 at 08:44

      I will destroy! Don’t even joke!

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      • HvR

        April 4, 2013 at 09:08

        Hey look trialer of the Disney remake of SW EP4:

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    • Carl Angus

      April 4, 2013 at 12:25

      Sounds legit, I hear Katey Perry is playing Princess Leia, Khulubuse Zuma will keep his role as Jabba the Hut.

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  15. Rigo Pinto

    April 4, 2013 at 08:44

    Lucas gave away almost all the money so he probably is rolling in his old couch lol

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      April 4, 2013 at 11:47

      Lucas is hiding on his ranch, awaiting the alien invasion… He will be the last human standing…

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  16. ThrawnZA

    April 4, 2013 at 08:46

    To be fair, George Lucas donated the whole $4bn he received from selling LucasFilm to educational charities in the States. He can’t rightly be accused of cashing out with the sale.

    He did it with some sub-par games, series etc. over the years, but not this transaction.

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  17. umar bastra

    April 4, 2013 at 08:48

    Why the hate for mickey mouse though? he didn’t do anything πŸ™

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  18. silverscorpio

    April 4, 2013 at 08:51

    Maybe Disney is seeing the potential crash of the gaming industry in a serious light and do not want to be dragged into it. It can also be that the directors was really bored and decided to do something fun by closing Lucasarts just to see what happens. It is a pitty. I would have loved to have a chance to see what an enrgaged wookee would do to Mickey Mouse a Star Wars game. Does this mean that there will never be another Star Wars game again or are they going to give third parties the right to develop. In that case why do they not give Star Wars 1313 to another studio to finish.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      April 4, 2013 at 11:46

      Yeah, I think the cost of the project, and the fact that TOR hasn’t exactly set the gaming world alight left them with doubts over whether Star Wars 1313 will actually be bankable. if you think about it, Star Wars games sell poorly (relatively to other franchises) so Disney took a business decision.

      Also their focus (much like many others) is on mobile and social gaming, so it’s really not surprising that 1313 got the boot. It’s really weird but it seems triple A Console and PC gaming carries too much risk…

      Anyway…
      The game does look interesting though, but alas… into the wind it goes…

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  19. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 4, 2013 at 08:55

    This is NOT happening
    This is NOT happening
    This is NOT happening
    This is NOT happening

    MUST WAKE UP
    MUST WAKE UP

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 4, 2013 at 08:57

      My sentiments exactly πŸ™

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    • Slade Boender

      April 4, 2013 at 09:57

      Took the blue pill didnt you?

      Reply

  20. Hof

    April 4, 2013 at 08:58

    WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 4, 2013 at 08:59

    Just release the game as is, I won’t mind.
    Pleasepleaseplease

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 4, 2013 at 09:00

      Agreed!

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  22. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 4, 2013 at 08:59

    No moar Star Wars games?
    My heart is in a million pieces, even if Star Wars game is mediocre, its still Star Wars dammit!

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    • Matthew Holliday

      April 4, 2013 at 09:29

      sssh now
      sssh now
      someone will buy up battlefront and 1313
      i promise

      Remember, lucas arts arent the only company that does Star Wars games. Bioware have done a couple aswell.

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  23. Helter_Skelter

    April 4, 2013 at 09:00

    Here’s to hoping they don’t turn Starwars into a Disney musical. It wouldn’t surprise me if they try to find a way to work slavery, Sith torture and Bounty Hunting out of the franchise. The new Sith lord will be Jafar from Aladdin! …on a more serious note, I hope they don’t let the essence that made the original amazing slip through the cracks. I mean, there’s still so much story and lore left they can use to make amazing products with. πŸ™

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  24. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 4, 2013 at 09:01

    *sniff*

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  25. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 4, 2013 at 09:02

    My tears are crying….. ;(

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  26. ALKi1234

    April 4, 2013 at 09:25

    i knew it was to good to be true….i want my MOMY

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  27. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 4, 2013 at 09:30

    sad trooper is sad

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 5, 2013 at 07:43

      Hehehe. I love this storm trooper

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  28. Slade Boender

    April 4, 2013 at 09:57

    ag a freaking no. Im not an ULTRA FORCE STARWARS FAAAAN, but I was really keen on seeing a little more darker side to the franchise. Never mind THEM GFX!! Who’s a sad panda? <- This guy

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  29. Decembermaloy

    April 4, 2013 at 10:11

    Look, it’s Uncharted… in Space…

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      April 4, 2013 at 11:37

      Star of Gear Wars.

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  30. Gareth Lagesse

    April 4, 2013 at 10:15

    I smell a petition, or is that a Kickstarter – or Bantha Poodoo?

    A game as anticipated as 1313 being outright cancelled doesn’t make sense right now. Maybe they didn’t want to fund a team at this point and have shelved it during the restructuring process?

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  31. RedDiomedes

    April 4, 2013 at 11:07

    Nothing says family friendly like the unemployment line. This is sheer stupidity!

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  32. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    April 4, 2013 at 11:29

    Come on lads, let’s be honest here, when did Lucasarts create a game that was (a) good and (b) worth your money? While it’s sad that star wars 1313 and the studio went the way of a rotting COD fish, what Star Wars needs is a kick in the creative pants. It desperately needed new blood, because after the last movies it was clear, George Lucas had lost his damn mind, and his bag of mojo.

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    • Gareth Lagesse

      April 4, 2013 at 12:15

      Totally in agreement, but 1313 shouldn’t be canned. Shifted to a new studio, maybe, but not canned. It was a new direction – no lightsabres or jedis – and was highly anticipated.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        April 4, 2013 at 12:30

        We just saw how badly the latest Aliens game turned out, because of shifting to a new studio or subcontracting the work. I would imagine the lawyers, contracts and agreements that go into it, probably left the Disney head honchos cold, and it would have been more of a bother than its seemingly worth.

        Also, since LucasArts hasn’t created a hit since… (GRIM FANDANGO?), I’d also have been sceptical. It would have been different if they were Naughty Dogs, and you had a long list of hits. For a studio like LucasArt, they purely existed because George Lucas wanted a game studio (and those handful of Star Wars geeks want an occasional game). I mean what was the last star wars game LucasArts did..?

        KINECT STAR WARS….

        If I was a head honcho at Disney, I would have handed out pink slips the day we bought them.

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        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          April 4, 2013 at 12:40

          As sad as I am about it all (because NOSTALGIA), I agree with you. As a business move, it makes complete sense. they were spending tons of money, and not bringing anything in.

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    • Aussious

      April 4, 2013 at 17:34

      Rogue Squadron on the N64 was pretty awesome and lets not forget Mass Effect’s big brother KOTOR.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        April 5, 2013 at 07:18

        Rogue Squadron was almost 15 years ago, and KOTOR… that was released a decade ago. :/ Feel so old right about now.

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  33. Yateen Dayaram

    April 4, 2013 at 12:58

    wow….im sure George Lucas is feeling a bit stumped by this move…there goes all his hard work since the 70’s to building up these great entertainment companies…..shit…

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  34. Aussious

    April 4, 2013 at 17:31

    I sense a disturbance in the force.

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  35. mornelithe

    April 4, 2013 at 20:08

    On the bright side, Activision allowed Raven Software to release the source code for Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy, so at least we’ll be seeing mods for those games soon…well, PC gamers will anyway.

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  36. Edwin le Roux

    April 5, 2013 at 12:53

    This really really really sucks!

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  37. Paul Fouche

    April 8, 2013 at 09:19

    just FYI The source code for Jedi Outcast (my favorite Star Wars game) and Jedi Academy can be downloaded from SourceForge.net. as a gift πŸ˜› , just incase someone else wants to attempt making something similar

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  38. 007

    September 1, 2013 at 00:44

    This looked like Uncharted in the Star Wars Universe! But now it is dead. This saddens me.

    Reply

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