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Star Wars 1313 trademark abandoned

Star Wars 1313 trademark abandoned

Mon 20 Jan 2014 8:43am GMT / 3:43am EST / 12:43am PST
Development

Final death rattle of LucasArts IP

If there was any doubt that Star Wars 1313 was never seeing the light of day, the trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office has now lapsed.

Despite a notice of the impending lapse in November, documents from the organisation show that the in December it was "abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued."

The LucasArts game was first revealed in June 2012 just ahead of E3.

"Star Wars 1313 dives into a part of the Star Wars mythos that we've always known existed, but never had a chance to visit," said president Paul Meegan at the time.

Of course the project was always at risk after Disney acquired Lucasfilm in October 2012, along with the Star Wars franchise and then shut down LucasArts development last April. At the time LucasArts representative told the press "there's always a possibility that it [Star Wars 1313] can still come out via licensing," but this latest news suggests that will not be the case.

5 Comments

The dev in me is sympathetic, the star wars fan in me (it's there somewhere, I guess) is sad that I'll never play through this story but the gamer in me is unable to care after watching the trailer. I'm not sure HOW they managed, but this feels more generic and benchmarked than even DNF. Sad times for the industry in a plethora of ways, it seems

Posted:7 months ago

#1

Edward Buffery
Pre-production Manager

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I feel a great disturbance in the Star Wars community, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in frustration and then found something else to distract them instead..

Posted:7 months ago

#2

Paul Jace
Merchandiser

920 1,372 1.5
It's too bad, that trailer looked awesome. The Star Wars universe could have desperately used something new like this.

Posted:7 months ago

#3

Spencer Franklin
Concept Artist

93 124 1.3
I was personally really looking forward to this game... ahh well, I guess stuff like Tiny Deathstar is where it's at now../sarcasm.

Posted:7 months ago

#4

Zbigniew Lebkowski
3D Artist & Animator

11 18 1.6
I'm really looking forward for an M rated Star Wars game. But with Disney holding the franchise one can only hope.

Posted:7 months ago

#5

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