Yesterday’s big announcement that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm — and will be launching an all-new trilogy — had some wondering if Star Wars 1313, LucasArts’ gritty adventure into the seedy underworld of the Star Wars universe, would be affected by the acquisition.
IGN reached out to LucasArts for comment on the matter, and the site received some good news for gamers looking forward to Star Wars 1313: The game is unaffected by the deal, and development continues to move forward.
Here’s LucasArts’ statement in full, should you be interested: “For the time being all projects are business as usual. We are excited about all the possibilities that Disney brings.”
Concern over the fate of Star Wars 1313 stemmed from a conference call discussing the acquisition in which CEO Bob Iger remarked that Disney will likely focus on social and/or mobile games rather than console and PC gaming.
Iger did, however, say that Disney would still consider console games but that the company would take an “opportunistic” approach and development of console games would likely be handed off to third-party developers.
Star Wars 1313 was originally announced ahead of E3 this year, followed by a gameplay trailer that left us in awe for its seemingly next-generation graphics. Despite how good the trailer made Star Wars 1313 look, LucasArts later suggested that the game will be coming to current-generation consoles.
Apart from that, all LucasArts has been willing to say of Star Wars 1313 is that it takes place on Coruscant’s “Level 1313,” a level that is infamous for being brutal, violent, and unforgiving.