Earlier today, Kotaku.com reported that a version of the canceled-1313 video game was centered on the adventures of Boba Fett. The focus of 1313 had changed throughout development, but Kotaku’s sources said George Lucas assigned developers to go in this direction just before E3 – it has been argued by some Internet bloggers the game had possibly been rethought and sent in another direction since then.
We’ll never know for sure though, since the game was shelved. In fact, earlier this month, LucasArts, was announced as being shut down – leading to numerous layoffs – and officials said it would now only license projects.
While this leaves a door open for a third-party to pick up the development of 1313, sources told Kotaku, this is very unlikely. Evidence points to Disney wanting to separate itself from the prequel era, so if the project were to be picked up, it would most likely be refocused and reshaped to fit the coming sequel era. It’s hard to get too optimistic about this, since we have no clue where this new era will take us or who the major players are.
This is disappointing news. Even if the game’s focus had evolved past only following the bounty hunter, it’s hard to imagine he still wouldn’t have been included. Especially, if developers already created the model, lighting and other configurations for the character.