Concept Art from the Canceled STAR WARS 1313; Video Game Would Have Explored the Seedy Underbelly of Coruscant

     October 29, 2013


LucasArts had been stuck in a rut for years, but there was hope when it came to the video game Star Wars 1313.  The action game was set beneath the shiny upper levels of Coruscant, and take players to a place they had rarely seen before in the Star Wars world.  The story would have focused on Boba Fett (originally, it was going to be a new character, but George Lucas stepped in and wanted the fan-favorite), but as one source told Kotaku, “They ended up with movie tech that wouldn’t fit in a game, and game tech that wouldn’t fit in a movie.  1313 was always in danger of not being made.”  Star Wars 1313 will always exist as a cool concept, but any hope of it moving forward died when Disney purchased Lucasfilm, and shut down LucasArts this past April.

Concept artist Gustavo Mendonca recently posted some of his work on the game on his website.  It will make you kind of sad because Star Wars 1313 could have been awesome.

Via Gustavo Mendonca via Kotaku.

  • Lenny

    Another reason to hate George Lucas and his antics. According to this art the final game could have been awesome.

    • Norrtron

      With out Lucas you would never have even been exposed to Star Wars, and just because there’s cool concept art doesn’t mean the game is going to be awesome. We had a gameplay trailer for this game at one point and it honestly looked B level at best to me anyways.

      • tarek

        Without Lucas, someone would have brought a similar universe.

      • BigJimSlade

        The Lucas that brought us Star Wars doesn’t creatively exist in any shape or form anymore. The less creative input he has in ANYTHING, the better.

        He’s rich, he’s arrogant, he’s got a very popular intellectual property that has sold many toys, and he’s surrounded by “yes, George” people, but the guy doesn’t have an ounce of ability to make/create anything relevant.

      • jay

        says the idiot who knows nothing and sucks jj abram’s jewish meatballs.

      • The Monarch

        JJ Abrams is not the only solution to Star Wars sucking recently. In fact, to me, he’s not a solution at all, just one more problem. George should leave it alone–unless he’s got something…profound…to add about the philosophical element. JJ should absolutely leave it alone. 99% of the people fanboys would dream about filling in should leave it alone.

      • Boba

        The gameplay video that was released a couple of weeks ago I thought looked way above B level, though it did have gameplay almost too similar to the Uncharted series.

  • IllusionOfLife

    The art is gorgeous, and it’s still a terrible shame that Disney closed up shop on LucasArts, but I always had a fundamental problem with an M-rated Star Wars game. Star Wars doesn’t need to be 17+; filling the game with blood, profanities, and sex would have been extremely unnecessary and uncharacteristic of the series.

  • the truth


    I was wanting this game to be finished and released!

    • secilia

      so was I, disney can go to hell.

  • Macy

    the future (actually what future) of the star wars games and movies are both fucked!


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