Star Wars 1313 has been cancelled

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Star Wars 1313 was one of the highlights of Gamescom last year with the incredible graphics and gameplay simply an appetizer based around the actual story and world that we were expecting to dive into. However Disney has decided that’s a terrible idea and has cancelled the title outright.

Many Star Wars fans were wary that Disney would ruin the legacy of Star Wars after purchasing all of the Lucas companies last year. We instantly heard that there will definitely be more Star Wars films coming but the axing of the first M-rated Star Wars title points to Disney imposing their family friendly image across the group.

In fact the entire Lucas Arts development studio has now been closed down and all staff have been let go. The name will stay and the plan is to now outsource development to other studios instead of handling it internally.

If George Lucas was dead he would be rolling in his grave.. but I guess for now he can simply roll around in the billions he was paid for his companies.

I have always said I seriously doubt we’d ever see this game on the Xbox 360 or PS3… but I would never have guessed that we actually would never see it at all.

According to insider sources the chance of someone else picking up the rights to complete Star Wars 1313 are pretty much zero.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

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  • Jonah Cash

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The pain……………………..

  • Melasco

    :( I was really looking forward to this Star Wars game after TOR almost destroyed my love for the franchise… I was also hoping to see this on PS4…

  • Deon Steyn

    Fuck you Disney. I hope Mickey gives you the plague.

    • That Tall Twit

      LMAO…

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    WHAAAAAAT!?!?!?!?

    This cannot be! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

    • CaptainNemo42

      And Disney is represented at Palpatine?

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Palpatine would never be able to conceive the evil that Disney has conceived by shutting down Lucasarts. Palpatine could take lessons from Disney :(

    • Kromas

      This picture is incorrect. Vader now has a mickey mouse eared helmet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lebogang.molefo Lebogang Molefo

    OH THE HORROR!!!! Say it ain’t so…. Disney is ruining everything… DAMN YOU DISNEY!!!!! DAMN YOU!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    It makes sense though that they closed them down … Lucas Arts games doesn’t seem to produce any decent or profitable games …. but, this is still sad news

    Yoda had foreseen this !

    “The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the light, the future is”

    • Deon Steyn

      LOL so he basically said, “I don’t know”

      • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

        HAHA yup, the dark side clouds everything … it makes it a bit hard to see

  • caponeil

    hahaha. Star Whores didn’t fit into the “Epic Mickey” universe!

    • caponeil

      what – down voted in less than a minute. the reason I referred to Star Wars is because they are a sell out – I love the originals!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        The originals were classics, the prequels… farts of cinematic failure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendon.bosch Brendon Bosch

    Yip. Was sceptical when they bought the rights and now it`s been confirmed. Disney is going to cash in on the franchise and will be dumbing it down

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      The next movie will probably have some crap where the Jedi never kill anything or anyone and instead will win over all bad guys to the good side with heartfelt speeches and song. BLEGH

  • Deon Steyn

    I hope Disney buys Activision next!

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      lalalala still dreaming…..gonna wake up now……lalalalalala

  • Tbone187

    My word,, that looks epic…how tragic indeed…

  • http://twitter.com/MSouthA Mark Treloar

    No exactly surprising. Disney wont do anything that would carry a rating above PG. Since shooting people or Aliens would at the very least give it a more mature rating it gets shelved.

  • JayDiCee

    OK… now all they have to do is insert Mickey and crew into a near finished game and call it Disney Wars 1313… This sucks bollocks! Now where did I put those Star wars BluRay discs with the extra 13 seconds of unseen footage?!!?

  • JayDiCee

    Disney – Rise of the shits…. aah i mean Sith!!! oh no scratch that I mean SHITS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/D4RKL1NG Martin du preez

    Fuck you Mr Mouse!

  • OVG

    :P

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      F*n Brilliant scene

    • Deon Steyn

      Senior Drill Instructor, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman made the movie for me. This is how they will hunt Mickey one of these days. Lure him out of his hiding place.

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        I want Mickey tied to a pole, made to confess he is actually the next Hitler, and then shot.Just like that!

    • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

      Gives new meaning to that scene…

  • HvR

    R100 says SW Ep 7 that Justin Bieber plays Anakin Skywalker Jnr and that it is a musical.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      I will destroy! Don’t even joke!

      • HvR

        Hey look trialer of the Disney remake of SW EP4:

        • Deon Steyn

          My eyes and ears are bleeding!

          • HvR

            Sorry I thought the health warning was implied, I got to the the I’m your dad song before vomiting blood.

          • Deon Steyn

            This was more horrifying than the new Justin Bieber album

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Angus/685100819 Carl Angus

      Sounds legit, I hear Katey Perry is playing Princess Leia, Khulubuse Zuma will keep his role as Jabba the Hut.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rr1g0 Rigo Pinto

    Lucas gave away almost all the money so he probably is rolling in his old couch lol

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Lucas is hiding on his ranch, awaiting the alien invasion… He will be the last human standing…

  • ThrawnZA

    To be fair, George Lucas donated the whole $4bn he received from selling LucasFilm to educational charities in the States. He can’t rightly be accused of cashing out with the sale.

    He did it with some sub-par games, series etc. over the years, but not this transaction.

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    Why the hate for mickey mouse though? he didn’t do anything :(

    • Deon Steyn

      I don’t hate Mickey that much. I just want to weaponize him.

      • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

        lol … it’s kinda messed up that everyone suddenly wants to do unspeakable things to poor ol mickey. and he all of a sudden has the plague lol

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Look at that face George is pulling!

          It’s the “What have I done!?” face

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            I think if you zoom in you will see a tiny tear in his eyes …

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Wow he does have beady eyes.. like a criminal…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Or “Please… call the FBI.. they’re holding my family hostage” face.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            That’s it! That is the only reason George would have done this!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Always knew that Mouse was a crime syndicate boss…

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Yeah, they close down Lucasarts, destroy any hope for 1313…. What next? Lucasfilm!?

        • HvR

          Look at the mouse’s grip on his neck, probably whispering “You do not want any one to see the video Georgie …. Just smile and wave …. Just smile and wave…..”

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            HHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • silverscorpio

    Maybe Disney is seeing the potential crash of the gaming industry in a serious light and do not want to be dragged into it. It can also be that the directors was really bored and decided to do something fun by closing Lucasarts just to see what happens. It is a pitty. I would have loved to have a chance to see what an enrgaged wookee would do to Mickey Mouse a Star Wars game. Does this mean that there will never be another Star Wars game again or are they going to give third parties the right to develop. In that case why do they not give Star Wars 1313 to another studio to finish.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Yeah, I think the cost of the project, and the fact that TOR hasn’t exactly set the gaming world alight left them with doubts over whether Star Wars 1313 will actually be bankable. if you think about it, Star Wars games sell poorly (relatively to other franchises) so Disney took a business decision.

      Also their focus (much like many others) is on mobile and social gaming, so it’s really not surprising that 1313 got the boot. It’s really weird but it seems triple A Console and PC gaming carries too much risk…

      Anyway…
      The game does look interesting though, but alas… into the wind it goes…

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    This is NOT happening
    This is NOT happening
    This is NOT happening
    This is NOT happening

    MUST WAKE UP
    MUST WAKE UP

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      My sentiments exactly :(

    • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

      Took the blue pill didnt you?

  • Hof

    WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Just release the game as is, I won’t mind.
    Pleasepleaseplease

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Agreed!

    • Deon Steyn

      They did it with AC Marines, the master race can fix it!

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        To whomever reads this:
        Release the game, I will use what knowledge I have to work FREE to complete it!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    No moar Star Wars games?
    My heart is in a million pieces, even if Star Wars game is mediocre, its still Star Wars dammit!

    • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.holliday.39 Matthew Holliday

      sssh now
      sssh now
      someone will buy up battlefront and 1313
      i promise

      Remember, lucas arts arent the only company that does Star Wars games. Bioware have done a couple aswell.

  • Helter_Skelter

    Here’s to hoping they don’t turn Starwars into a Disney musical. It wouldn’t surprise me if they try to find a way to work slavery, Sith torture and Bounty Hunting out of the franchise. The new Sith lord will be Jafar from Aladdin! …on a more serious note, I hope they don’t let the essence that made the original amazing slip through the cracks. I mean, there’s still so much story and lore left they can use to make amazing products with. :(

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    *sniff*

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    My tears are crying….. ;(

  • ALKi1234

    i knew it was to good to be true….i want my MOMY

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    sad trooper is sad

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Hehehe. I love this storm trooper

  • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

    ag a freaking no. Im not an ULTRA FORCE STARWARS FAAAAN, but I was really keen on seeing a little more darker side to the franchise. Never mind THEM GFX!! Who’s a sad panda? <- This guy

  • Decembermaloy

    Look, it’s Uncharted… in Space…

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Star of Gear Wars.

  • http://twitter.com/eXCheez Gareth Lagesse

    I smell a petition, or is that a Kickstarter – or Bantha Poodoo?

    A game as anticipated as 1313 being outright cancelled doesn’t make sense right now. Maybe they didn’t want to fund a team at this point and have shelved it during the restructuring process?

  • RedDiomedes

    Nothing says family friendly like the unemployment line. This is sheer stupidity!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Come on lads, let’s be honest here, when did Lucasarts create a game that was (a) good and (b) worth your money? While it’s sad that star wars 1313 and the studio went the way of a rotting COD fish, what Star Wars needs is a kick in the creative pants. It desperately needed new blood, because after the last movies it was clear, George Lucas had lost his damn mind, and his bag of mojo.

    • http://twitter.com/eXCheez Gareth Lagesse

      Totally in agreement, but 1313 shouldn’t be canned. Shifted to a new studio, maybe, but not canned. It was a new direction – no lightsabres or jedis – and was highly anticipated.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        We just saw how badly the latest Aliens game turned out, because of shifting to a new studio or subcontracting the work. I would imagine the lawyers, contracts and agreements that go into it, probably left the Disney head honchos cold, and it would have been more of a bother than its seemingly worth.

        Also, since LucasArts hasn’t created a hit since… (GRIM FANDANGO?), I’d also have been sceptical. It would have been different if they were Naughty Dogs, and you had a long list of hits. For a studio like LucasArt, they purely existed because George Lucas wanted a game studio (and those handful of Star Wars geeks want an occasional game). I mean what was the last star wars game LucasArts did..?

        KINECT STAR WARS….

        If I was a head honcho at Disney, I would have handed out pink slips the day we bought them.

        • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          As sad as I am about it all (because NOSTALGIA), I agree with you. As a business move, it makes complete sense. they were spending tons of money, and not bringing anything in.

    • Aussious

      Rogue Squadron on the N64 was pretty awesome and lets not forget Mass Effect’s big brother KOTOR.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Rogue Squadron was almost 15 years ago, and KOTOR… that was released a decade ago. :/ Feel so old right about now.

  • Yateen Dayaram

    wow….im sure George Lucas is feeling a bit stumped by this move…there goes all his hard work since the 70′s to building up these great entertainment companies…..shit…

  • Aussious

    I sense a disturbance in the force.

  • mornelithe

    On the bright side, Activision allowed Raven Software to release the source code for Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy, so at least we’ll be seeing mods for those games soon…well, PC gamers will anyway.

  • http://www.codescrawls.co.za/ Edwin le Roux

    This really really really sucks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Fouche/627282362 Paul Fouche

    just FYI The source code for Jedi Outcast (my favorite Star Wars game) and Jedi Academy can be downloaded from SourceForge.net. as a gift :P , just incase someone else wants to attempt making something similar

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  • 007

    This looked like Uncharted in the Star Wars Universe! But now it is dead. This saddens me.

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