New footage of Star Wars 1313 shows Uncharted-style Boba Fett gameplay

midian182

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What just happened? It’s been almost nine years since Star Wars 1313 was canceled, but some new gameplay has been released showing a character who’s getting a lot of attention right now thanks to his Disney+ show: Boba Fett.

The footage was uploaded to YouTube by Battlefront 3 archive channel The Vault to celebrate the Vault Project's sixth anniversary. Star Wars 1313 boasted the talents of Amy Hennig, head writer and creative director for the Uncharted series—several sections of the third-person action-adventure resemble Naughty Dog’s classic games.

Star Wars 1313 was still in early development, so a lot of what we see in the prototype footage is a little rough with a few missing textures, but it does show a lot of promise. IGN writes that it would have taken place between the prequel trilogy of films and the original trilogy, with players taking control of an unnamed bounty hunter who gets killed off by Fett early in the game, leaving players in control of the famous Sarlacc escapee.

Star Wars 1313 was announced to much excitement nearly a decade ago at E3 2012. Sadly, Disney shut down LucasArts a year later, five months after acquiring the studio as part of its $4.05 billion purchase of Lucasfilm. It led to mass layoffs and the cancelation of several projects, including Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313. Disney said LucasArts would better serve the company by licensing properties instead of developing them in-house.

For those craving a new Star Wars game, EA's Respawn Entertainment subsidiary responsible for Titanfall and Apex Legends is said to be working on three of them: a new Jedi title (possibly a Fallen Order sequel), a first-person shooter, and a strategy game.

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dirtyferret

Posts: 755   +1,012
Think about the cash being thrown around for acquisitions today, and realize that Disney got Lucasfilm for $4 billion.
pocket change to the mouse company

Disney Plus key statistics

Disney Plus is projected to make over $10 billion for Disney in 2021, up from an estimated $4.5 billion in 2020
Disney Plus reached over 100 million subscribers in March 2021

Disney Plus revenue
Year Revenue
Q1 2020 $442 million
Q2 2020 $565 million
Q3 2020 $796 million
Q4 2020 $999 million
Q1 2021 $1.11 billion
Q2 2021 $1.24 billion
Q3 2021 $1.44 billion
 

gdavid65

Posts: 35   +33
Wow... that's actually pretty good for 2012 tech. And well... that meat-cooler reference is 10 years ahead of it's time ;-p
 

gabelogan1324

Posts: 39   +52
pocket change to the mouse company

Disney Plus key statistics

Disney Plus is projected to make over $10 billion for Disney in 2021, up from an estimated $4.5 billion in 2020
Disney Plus reached over 100 million subscribers in March 2021

Disney Plus revenue
Year Revenue
Q1 2020 $442 million
Q2 2020 $565 million
Q3 2020 $796 million
Q4 2020 $999 million
Q1 2021 $1.11 billion
Q2 2021 $1.24 billion
Q3 2021 $1.44 billion
lucasfilms was actual chump change for them haha wow
 

Theinsanegamer

Posts: 3,323   +5,512
Deal of the century... no italics!
Not when you consider the losses involved, solo alone wiped out nearly all the profit from TLJ and TFA combined. Their movies have been extremely expensive to make, merchadise sales crashed following TLJ, and EA has only gotten 3 games out. To date, NET profit on the 5 star wars movie sis estimated between $500-600 million.

Disney didnt want to pay even 4 billion as lucasarts had little in the pipeline, and what they did have was thrown out (1313, battlefront 3). They should have trusted their gut, as so far they have only lost money on star wars.

You see garbage articles like this:


wher they use box office gross to say "disney has recouped their losses", and somehow people not only believe this but start to apply it elsewhere in disney.
pocket change to the mouse company

Disney Plus key statistics

Disney Plus is projected to make over $10 billion for Disney in 2021, up from an estimated $4.5 billion in 2020
Disney Plus reached over 100 million subscribers in March 2021

Disney Plus revenue
Year Revenue
Q1 2020 $442 million
Q2 2020 $565 million
Q3 2020 $796 million
Q4 2020 $999 million
Q1 2021 $1.11 billion
Q2 2021 $1.24 billion
Q3 2021 $1.44 billion
Disney isnt making $10 billion.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/10/business/disney-plus-growth-slows.html

In Q3 2021, that $1.44 billion quarter, their net income was NEGATIVE $600 million. "peak losses" will now be in 2022 as disney huffs the copium and tries to excuse their spending habits.

To date, disney has lost over $ 2 BILLION on disney in net profit. Net revenue is NOT profit.
 

PurpleYoda

Posts: 172   +142
Well, putting Disney and finances aside and going back to the subject of this article let me just say, I was amongst the people excited for this game and now, 10 years later I can’t help but feel it would have been a great game, as previous user wrote, ahead of its time!

Such a shame..


But didn’t I read some time ago rights to these titles have been bought up by different studios? Anyone remembers this? I was still hoping we may see this title released at some point by a different developer..