Star Wars: 1313 put on hold? Uh oh..
Well Battlefrontians, it looks like Battlefront 3 isn’t the only game that’s getting the shaft. Kotaku.com is reporting that their “sources” have stated that Star Wars: 1313 has been put on hold.
Three unrelated sources familiar with game development at LucasArts have all told us that development on the game has been frozen or put on hold since the Disney company’s November acquisition of Star Wars creator George Lucas’ media empire. That freeze has caused a game that was slated for a late 2013 release on next-gen platforms to potentially miss this year’s E3 and to slide into next year.
When they contacted LucasArts, their response was less then satisfying.
LucasArts won’t talk about the status of 1313, other than to assure us, when we asked, that it’s not cancelled. “LucasArts has been working diligently to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities that the new Star Wars movies present,” a company spokesperson told us, when we inquired about the status of the game. “Star Wars 1313 continues production.”
This came as a huge surprise to me because it was announced as a pretty major game, and it looked to me like it was shaping up to be a potentially great game. With all that said, Kotaku.com had updated their post with a rather coincidental occurrence with Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Last week’s episode of the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, was set in… the same location as the game, level 1313 underworld on the planet Coruscant. See for yourself on the official StarWars.com slideshow for the episode. Specifically, slide… 13:
Very interesting. Their sources aslo added that Star Wars 1313 was originally planned as an open-world role-playing game in a similar to the Knights of the Old Republic series, which would have been even better! Disney better not screw us.. Thoughts and opinions?