Remember how upset everyone was when the long-awaited Star Wars 1313 was canceled suddenly by LucasArts? Well, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, the third-person action-adventure game may return in some form.
In a conversation with Slashfilm, Kennedy explained how Lucasfilm is looking to explore some unused content that was developed for Star Wars 1313 and the canceled television show Star Wars Underworld.
“We don’t want to throw any of that stuff away,” Kennedy said. “It’s gold. And it’s something we’re spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, discussing, and we may very well develop those things further. We definitely want to.”
For those who are unfamiliar, Star Wars 1313 was announced back in 2012 just before E3. In it, players took control of a bounty hunter in a dark and mature world. The game would take place in the Coruscant underworld, the most dangerous place in the galaxy.
The history of Star Wars 1313 is a sad one. During Gamescom of 2012, LucasArts unveiled a trailer, showing off some big action-packed set pieces. Two months later, Lucasfilm was purchased by Disney and by April of 2013, LucasArts was closed. The game has been on hold ever since and Disney abandoned the trademark in 2014.
Could we one day see the revival of Star Wars 1313? Maybe the narrative driven Star Wars game from Visceral will contain portions of the lost story. For now, all we can do is re-watch the trailer and dream.