The internet may have almost exploded earlier today when it was announced that Walt Disney Company had bough Lucasfilm for $4 Billion dollars. Among the things announced with the buyout was a new feature film trilogy for Star Wars (Star Wars Episode 7 opens in theaters in 2015) a Star Wars TV series, and a whole lot more. Many people took to the internet to see if these things were true and George Lucas confirmed it to the world shortly after 5pm.
One questioned was asked that almost slipped everyone’s attention. What’s going to happen to the “mature themed” video game Star Wars 1313? Will the game be cancelled or change to fit the “Disney” approach? Are we still gonna get the mature centered video game shown to us earlier this year?
Here’s what LucasArts released for a statement regarding Star Wars 1313:
“For the time being all projects are business as usual. We are excited about all the possibilities that Disney brings.”
This isn’t a long statement at all but it does seem to give the feeling that Star Wars 1313 is still happening and that nothing has been changed. Lucas Arts is telling people to look at the official press release information about the buyout for more information. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger has stated that the company will now focus more on mobile and social development than consoles going forward. He also said they’d pursue console games “opportunistically,” licensing out the franchise to other companies. For the moment, Star Wars 1313 is still going in the “mature” direction we were promised earlier this year.
Star Wars 1313 is scheduled for a 2013 release on Xbox 360, PC, and PS3. No Wii U release has been mentioned yet.
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