I don’t *want* there to be global nuclear holocaust, but at least then I wouldn’t have to see pictures of “cosplay” online.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 1, 2013
Star Wars 1313 was a Boba Fett game
Before It Was Cancelled, Star Wars 1313 Was Going To Be About Boba Fett
We’ve learned a great deal about Star Wars 1313 over the past few months, and today we’ve got one more huge detail thanks to a reliable Kotaku source: last year, just before E3, LucasArts shifted focus and turned it into a game about the masked bounty hunter Boba Fett.
This happened last May. Star Wars creator George Lucas looked at 1313 - which at that point had been scrapped and refocused multiple times - and told the team he wanted it to be about Boba Fett, the mercenary whose origins as a clone were revealed in the Star Wars prequel movies.
You can see concept art from this version of Star Wars 1313 above. Boba Fett stands over someone who looks a whole lot like Bossk, a lizard-like bounty hunter who Fett has apparently captured. They appear to be in the seedy underworld of Coruscant.
Sadly, LucasFilm cancelled the troubled game yesterday, when they shut down LucasArts, the 30-year-old video game studio responsible for 1313, among many other games. Although LucasFilm has said that 1313 and the studio’s other cancelled game, Star Wars: First Assault, could be licensed out to other developers, I’ve been told by multiple sources that chances are very slim. Development on the game had been on hold since last fall, as we reported in February.
“They ended up with movie tech that wouldn’t fit in a game, and game tech that wouldn’t fit in a movie,” a source told me. “1313 was always in danger of not being made.”
Disney Shuts Down LucasArts, Cancels Star Wars 1313 And Star Wars: First Assault
Disney has laid off the staff of LucasArts and cancelled all current projects.
Staff were informed of the shutdown this morning, according to a reliable Kotaku source. Some 150 people were laid off, and both of the studio’s current projects—Star Wars: First Assault and Star Wars 1313—were cancelled. Disney will still use the LucasArts name to license games, but the studio is no more.
Publicly, Disney is saying their current games could be licensed out to a different publisher or developer, but according to our source, that’s unlikely. Our source says Lucas has pursued the option for “one or both games,” but nothing happened. “With the teams now basically being dispersed I think both games are effectively dead forever,” our source said.
A second source also told Kotaku this afternoon that the chances of Lucas licensing out 1313 are very slim. The odds are “effectively zero,” the source said.
I’m less upset about 1313 but the legacy that was LucasArts is officially dead.
Some of you may not remember a good Star Wars game, but there was a time that they existed and LucasArts made them.
But LucasArts was more than Star Wars they made beautiful looking, funny, imaginative games that defined genres and inspired millions.
LucasArts however somehow lost its magic. I always hoped that they would come back somehow. I was really hoping Disney would inject some much needed fairy dust to bring it all back and pump out something like Full Throttle 2, or an update to the X-Wing or Tie Fighter games.
But although I’m sad about LucasArts being shelled out and turned to a label there is some hope. Maybe there will finally be good Star Wars games instead of something half baked, buggy, and the outright retarded titles we’ve been getting for the past few years.
Good-bye old friend. Thank you for my childhood. I only hope Walt will treat you well in the afterlife
So I FINALLY got my hands on Skyrim, and I was doing the Liam Neeson thing (fist fighting wolves on snowy mountaintops) I then kicked myself, because I realized I could have made my guy look like Nick Cage.
So I wanted to know if I was the only one who thought of something that brilliant.
Nope, and someone one upped me.
Nicholas Cage playthrough. The rules are simple:
He is a thief
- He must steal every book and scroll looking for the Declaration of Independence.
- Any innocent bystander that walks by will be Fus Ruh Dah’d, as Nicholas Cage screams at everyone and anything. This includes men, women, children, animals, monsters, dragons.
- If Nicholas Cage is running, he must Fus Ruh Dah anything that he passes.
- Any pedestrian woman that walks by with blonde hair must be punched in the jaw. No exceptions.
- He must become vampiric as soon as possible, as Nicholas Cage feeds on the blood of the living.
- He cannot get married, as he is Nicholas Cage. Also, because he screams at everything.
You’re never going to beat the Wiebe you sad bitch! Never!
At one point shit gets real.
The Super Mario Bros. theme song has lyrics.
Super who? Sorry I was distracted.
It looks FUCKING amazing. Almost like a techy version of Assassins Creed.
I just would have popped the guy though. Saves time.