Yesterday, everyone with a soul poured one out for the now late LucasArts. The demise of one of gaming’s most iconic development and publishing houses also brought with it the news that Star Wars 1313 was cancelled. There’s still a chance that Disney may outsource further development, but many ex-LucasArts employees who worked on the game think otherwise.
It turns out that the Star Wars 1313 that we had all been shown at E3 and Gamescom had already undergone a major alteration. At the time, LucasArts developers showing the game had said that the lead character depicted was just a placeholder for the purposes of demoing the game. What they didn’t say is that in May 2012 (a mere month before the game debuted at E3), George Lucas swung by LucasArts to see the game. Once he had seen it, he told the team that this had to be a game about Boba Fett.
This information comes from another of Kotaku’s LucasArts sources. It’s worth noting that there was a lot of speculation surrounding Boba Fett when the first bits of information on the game first leaked. In the expanded fiction of Star Wars, Boba Fett once used the alias CT-1313. It’s a real pity then that we’ll likely never see this game. Boba Fett has always been one of the most popular characters from the original trilogy and expanded universe. A game (this game) about Boba Fett and his contracts would have been such a treat. And yes, that is 1313 concept art in the header.