Star Wars 1313 Might Be Saved, Says Lucas Rep
Despite LucasArts being shut down, Star Wars 1313 may yet survive.
Speaking with Game Informer, a representative from LucasFilm revealed that some of LucasArts’ in-development projects may still have a future. The rep began by stating that 1313 showed great promise:
“All of these things happened at once. Naturally, as any company that goes through a big announcement like this, you have to look through your whole portfolio and realign some things. 1313 was looking fantastic, the reception has been great. Our other unannounced titles are fine, it just got to a point where from a business standpoint we couldn’t continue developing those internally and keep up with the direction that the company was going.”
The rep went on to explain the possibility of licensing projects to external development and publishing partners:
“It is worth noting that we are looking for proven external partners who can help us provide video games to our fans. We still believe in the video game industry, we still will provide Star Wars games, we’re just looking at different models rather than internal production… They’re evaluating everything. There’s always a possibility that it [Star Wars 1313] can still come out via licensing.”
Ending on a hopeful note, the representative sought to assure everyone that SW will live on in video games:
“It’s super sad. It’s a terrible day. I want to make sure everyone realizes that there still will be Star Wars games out there.”
Who would you like to see take over 1313?