It seems that Disney have done what was fairly expected, to not renew the trademark of Star Wars 1313. Despite Disney all but destroying LucasArts, gamer’s around the world still held out hope that we’d eventually see a release of Star Wars 1313. There were signs to say that this would be the case, the title was rumored to be heavily developed, and to scrap that amount of hard work is generally not the way companies do business. But then Disney handed Electronic Arts the license to make Star Wars titles, and thus it was a good chance that we’d not be seeing Star Wars 1313. EA had their own visions and ideas of what they wanted to do after all.
But now it has emerged that just prior to Christmas, Disney decided against renewing the Star Wars 1313 trademark. The United States Patent and Trademark Office lists Star Wars 1313 as “Abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued.” US Patent Website
It’s possible, at least in theory that Disney could do a 180 and reverse the decision, but let’s be honest, if it was in the forefront of their mind, they’d not let it expire. EA have already been teasing us with a Star Wars Battlefront sequel for release in 2015.
Sadly enough, we’d learned that Boba Fett would be the main focus of the games project. IGN had even managed to get their hands on a 15 minute demo along with some details on the story. It’s truly heartbreaking for fans who wanted to see the title. I myself was incredibly impressed with what limited amounts of the game had been shown, and it’s a true shame that it’s likely it’ll never see light of day.
Source the Escapist.