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Star Wars 1313 trademark abandoned by Disney

Saturday, 18th January 2014 16:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The trademark for Star Wars 1313 has expired and it looks as though Disney has no plans to renew it.

The game was shelved by Disney due to the closure of LucasArts studio, and would have had players starring as Boba Fett.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has the game currently classified as “abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued.”

As The Escapist notes, EA could choose to renew it as it struck a deal with Disney to work on Star Wars properties, but at this point it’s doubtful, as the firm is working on a new Battlefront title for 2015.

Various concept art and gamplay details have surfaced over the months since its cancellation, and you can refresh yourself on anything and everything Star Wars 1313 through our hub.

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18 Comments

  1. Talkar

    Read this a few hours ago, really sad news, as the game looked to be the first really great Star Wars game to come out from LucasArts in a long long time :/

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Panthro

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s

    #2 8 months ago
  3. salarta

    And I don’t mind on a personal level because I already decided not to buy any Star Wars games to come thanks to Disney shutting down the LucasArts studio and blatantly not giving a fuck about people in doing so. If the trademark was renewed, it just would’ve gone to whatever Disney is using for games now (I know EA, but not sure if there are others).

    #3 8 months ago
  4. sebastien rivas

    Sad, sad, sad whether the game was worth it or not, it is always sad to see games going down the drain because of politics or business, or a bit of both at same time.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. 2EX08

    Yet another thing to add to the “abandoned by Disney” collection. What if LucasArts Studios became a creepy pasta like everything else “abandoned by Disney”?
    http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Abandoned_by_Disney

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Tormenter

    Battlefront instead of this?

    I’d have bought this.. Battlefront simply doesn’t appeal to me.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. antraxsuicide

    It’s probably for the best. Disney knows how to make money; if 1313 looked like it could’ve done that, they’d have kept it. It’s important to remember that we only saw concepts; Disney would’ve seen the actual product up to that point, and it must not have been appealing.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. GrimRita

    The focus will be for a new generation with its focus on 2015′s movies release.

    Shooters, shooters and probably more shooters

    /forceyawn

    #8 8 months ago
  9. salarta

    @6: Same here. If Disney had kept LucasArts in business and made this game, there’s a good chance I would’ve bought it. I’m not even the slightest bit interested in Battlefront.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. dontbescaredhomie92

    I don’t know how anybody can complain about a new Battlefront, by all means it’s sad 1313 was canned by Disney as did look really promising but Battlefront is an awesome game and I personally can’t wait for it’s next gen makeover.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. CPC_RedDawn

    And how is this bad news?

    Its just a name, the game it self could possibly be coming out just under a new name.

    #11 8 months ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    Always struck me as a bit too much of a proof of concept, with no real game behind it. It was at turns strange, but also just a little amusing to see the mass shouts of “this is next-gen!” go up, while I was considering it as a pretty fancy tech demo! Writing was on the wall, anyway for it. We had seen nothing about 1313 since 2 VGAs ago. That project just didn’t seem to have all that much momentum around it.

    NOW then, DISNEY…WTB ARMADA OF THE DAMNED. O.^

    #12 8 months ago
  13. sebastien rivas

    Sadly, I am a Star Trek, Star Wars, Gallactica, Serenity/Firefly (and list goes on) whore.
    So truly, Battlefront or this game comes out it does not matter, it would have at least picked up my interest to check it out and maybe, just maybe buy it full price if I am hooked which am pretty sure would have happened if it was coming out, after all, who in the world does not want to at least try to be Boba Fett, legendary mercenary in the entire galaxy.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. Tormenter

    Boba Fett has no personality anymore….. just another clone now.. there were loads of them.

    #14 8 months ago
  15. Dendroball

    @14 Except Boba Fett is not like any clone, he is an unaltered clone of Jango Fett, so basically he’s still a badass bounty hunter unlike the servile clone breed populating the republic forces and the newly formed empire forces after. Anyway, the cult around Boba Fett was not due to its personality to begin with (given the brief appearances in the movies and lack of character development), it was more about his cool look and all the mystery around him.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. Tormenter

    @15

    Yeah, he’s now just a non-neutered clone… Armour is armour and the mystery no longer exists.

    He is the Midichlorian macrocosm, anthropomorphised.

    #16 8 months ago
  17. The_Red

    @14 / 16
    Thank you based George Lucas: Always ready to ruin any good left in old beloved characters, movies and mythologies.

    #17 8 months ago
  18. NeoGalaxy

    George Lucas sold Lucas Arts for one simple reason: to get rid of the company. Not because he cared about his work, or his fans or shit like that. Because he wanted money and no trouble. What Disney could do with a company like Lucas Arts that’s a different story. It’s hard to compare the game made by Disney because they are probably one of the worst and dumb in the same time, while Lucas Arts has a decent number of very good games. The problem is not that Disney could do with Lucas Arts’s ideas and heritage but what they intend to do.

    #18 8 months ago

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