Well here’s a nice surprise. In an interview, the current head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kelly has confirmed that it’s possible Star Wars 1313, the Boba Fett-lead M-rated third-person action game that was in development and originally announced during E3 2012. The closing of LucasArts left it languishing in cancellation and death. Now, it’s just possible, we might get it back.
It could have made our best Star Wars games list, the greastest honor in videogames.
The interview is with Slashfilmand the talk about 1313 is paired with other unfinished projects like Star Wars: Underworld, a TV show George Lucas had planned out to 400(!) episodes. Here’s the relevant quote:
“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.”
As Slashfilm point out, that’s hardly an announcement. It could mean they’ll do it if they get the money spare, or if there’s enough interest, or just that the various concepts and other pre-work could be used elsewhere – in the films or TV shows or whatever else ends up spawning out of what is no doubt going to be a ludicrously popular new movie trilogy. The Star Wars 1313 trademark itself is gone, in fact, so whatever we get it will almost certainly be different unless they think that names holds some serious value.
I’d be excited for it. As a baby of the 90s and teenager of the 00s, any previously established property with a bit of extra grit in it gets me going. Star Wars is particularly prime for it, always a bit too bright, colourful and happy for myedgy tastes. Fleshing out the newly simplified universe is valuable as well. What would you like to see?