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Is production on Star Wars 1313 on indefinite hold? 01 Mar, 2013 / 5 comments

Kotaku has a large write-up on the status of Star Wars 1313, with inside sources claiming the game has been put on hold since the Disney acquisition in November 2012. Official sources are saying production is continuing.

In what will surely drive fans of great Star Wars games a bit mad, Underworld/1313 was, we're told, originally going to be an open-world role-playing game similar to the beloved BioWare title Knights of the Old Republic but with episodic character updates delivered regularly over DLC. Story arcs would go to some dark places, touching on terrorism, the dealings of crime families and prostitution.

We're told that the game was scaled back in 2010 after budgetary concerns put the TV show on hold. The game was re-written with a new story that was disconnected from the TV-show material. And this is where what our sources say gets even more interesting. LucasArts supposedly was set to reinvent itself in 2011 under then-studio-president Paul Meegan, attempting to make Star Wars-style games in popular genres. There would be a Star Wars riff on FarmVille and a Call of Duty-style first-person shooter codenamed Trigger.


Screw Star Wars 1313, where's my Tattooine Moisture Farmville game!?
Comments: 5 / Source: Kotaku

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    Melancholick on 04 Mar, 2013, 20:52…

    Gov. Phatt

    The hell with 1313. We need more birds dressed up as Luke Skywalker shooting pigs dressed up as stormtroopers in 99 cent phone apps. That's what Disney has in store for LucasArts.

    Gov. Phatt

    The hell with 1313. We need more birds dressed up as Luke Skywalker shooting pigs dressed up as stormtroopers in 99 cent phone apps. That's what Disney has in store for LucasArts.



    Well... if that tidbit about "Star Wars: Moisture Farmville" is to be believed, then--to be fair--the wholesale strip-mining of the IP was well in motion before The Mouse showed up. Not feigning optimism, but it's tough to argue that things were on any kind of righted track prior to the buyout, based on the info here.
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    Jason on 02 Mar, 2013, 18:43…
    I suppose I was totally wrong about this game being immune. I'll get over it.
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    Gov. Phatt on 01 Mar, 2013, 23:54…
    The hell with 1313. We need more birds dressed up as Luke Skywalker shooting pigs dressed up as stormtroopers in 99 cent phone apps. That's what Disney has in store for LucasArts.
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    Narrative on 01 Mar, 2013, 19:23…
    and it starts...
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    Call me Squinky on 01 Mar, 2013, 10:22…
    ironic how, it's touted as the most mature thing since your first PG-13 Adam Sandler comedy, but then Disney with it's family-friendliness and casual game plans put the nix on all that. Funny how a Lucasarts adventure reboot would be more than family friendly (tho like Nintendo with the NES release of MM, a lot of the good stuff would probably be expunged) but Disney wouldn't deign to touch it with a ten foot Mickey Mouse glow-stick. Also, they've ruined the first move-going experiences of numerous kids with the violent deaths of various small furry animals, and PotC was pushing the boundaries of family-friendly material, but a mature release from a developer of a series that, at the very least, appeals to a broader target audience? Nope.

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