E3 2012 introduced gamers around the world to Star Wars 1313, a cinematic 3rd person shooter where players would assume the role of everyone’s favorite intergalactic bounty hunter, Boba Fett. All we ever saw of the game was a quick but graphically stunning gameplay teaser showing off some bombastic destruction amidst some Uncharted inspired platforming, but it was easily enough to excite both gamers and Star Wars fans alike.
Unfortunately, the future of the project became engulfed in uncertainty after Disney’s shocking purchase of the Star Wars license. The mouse house apparently saw no potential in keeping longtime Star Wars video game development studio LucasArts around and shut them down indefinitely. There was always a chance that the project wasn’t completely cancelled, considering that there are various other studios Disney could have worked with to keep the much anticipated game in production, but instead, they completely ignored the mere existence of it.
Now, our hopes of Star Wars 1313 ever seeing the light of day have been completely shot dead, as the game’s trademark on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website currently reads:
Abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued.
This is a complete shame as again, the game’s 20 second teaser showed more promise than most new releases display with their final release window trailers. We were teased with something utterly fantastic and now it will never come to fruition due to good old corporate greed. Perhaps it will re-emerge one day as something else? Only time will tell.
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