You might not have heard yet, but there's a new Star Wars movie out this week and it got me thinking about the lack of a Force Awakens tie-in video games. Sure, we had Battlefront last month, but the last promising narrative-driven Star Wars game remains one that was disappointingly canceled back in 2013.
Star Wars 1313, revealed at E3 2012, was set to deliver a dream many fans have had for long, long time, giving one of the franchise's most beloved characters his well deserved moment in the spotlight. The action-adventure was to take place during the early years of Boba Fett's bounty hunting career and early footage of the game looked, quite frankly, stunning. Check out the video below:
Though all has been quiet on the 1313 front since then, hopes that it might one day see the light of day are not lost. SlashFilm recently asked Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy about the canned project and she had some rather intriguing things to say:
So what’s to happen to those hundred or so Star Wars: Underworld scripts sitting on a shelf in Lucasfilm headquarters?
Kennedy: No, interestingly enough, that’s an area we’ve spent a lot of time, reading through the material that he developed is something we very much would like to explore. And there was 1313 the game, where there was…
SlashFilm then references the game's concept art that leaked online, some of which you can check out below:
Pretty awesome, huh? It looks like classic Star Wars infused with Blade Runner; a concoction of influences I didn't even know I wanted. Kennedy was similarly enthused by the dazzling art work:
Kennedy: Unbelievable. 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.
So there's certainly a desire to resurrect the work done on 1313, which in my opinion looked like the most promising interactive Star Wars adaptation since Knights of the Old Republic. But finishing the Boba Fett game we've always dreamed of isn't in our hands. Help us LucasArts, you're our only hope.