Rumor: Star Wars 1313 “on hold,” was originally set to be an open-world RPG
Authored by Alex Co
One of last year’s showstoppers at E3 was LucasArts’ Star Wars 1313. The game, which the developers claimed were running in real-time, reeked of being a next-gen game without us being explicitly told of the fact,
So, how come we haven’t seen anything from the game after its impressive E3 debut? Also, how come the game didn’t make an appearance at all at Sony’s PS4 announcement event?
As it turns out, Star Wars 1313′s development has been “frozen” or “put on hold” since Disney acquired LucasFilm and all of its assets last November…at least, according to Kotaku’s sources.
Supposedly, there are three unrelated sources familiar with the title’s status; but when asked, LucasArts won’t talk about the status of Star Wars 1313 other than to say, ”Star Wars 1313 continues production,” and adds, “”LucasArts has been working diligently to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities that the new Star Wars movies present.”
This hold on the game’s development will most likely mean that it will miss this year’s E3, and miss its targeted late 2013 release date to slide into next year.
On a related note, one of these sources also claim that Star Wars 1313 was originally conceived as an open-world RPG similar to the revered Star Wars RPG, Knights of the Old Republic.
I honestly loved Knights of the Old Republic, but I’d rather its legacy not bastardized if LucasArts’ latest attempt is on the level of The Force Unleashed.
We will keep you posted once we know more on Star Wars 1313. In the meantime, I suggest just replaying the original trilogy or replaying Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2 to scratch your Star Wars itch.