Friday The 1313th
"Both current Star Wars games projects have been halted."
This from LucasFilm spokesperson Miles Perkins in interview with the BBC (British Broadcasting) news after the official closure of LucasArts. Speaking about, presumably, Star Wars: First Assault and certainly Star Wars 1313. Sad as this is, it's not at all surprising. LucasArts have been notoriously underproductive for years now, with what little they have produced being average at best, though why Disney opted to cancel everything as well as closing the studio, that's not so clear. Until Disney offer any official statements about this, we can only speculate. So let's hope they've simply opted to offer it to their own staff, or externally, as was suggested in the past during an interview with Game Informer.
"It is worth noting that we are looking for proven external partners who can help us provide video games to our fans. We still believe in the video game industry, we still will provide Star Wars games, we're just looking at different models rather than internal production... They're evaluating everything. There's always a possibility that it [Star Wars 1313] can still come out via licensing."
The latter is unlikely at this stage, but still a possibility. Though now that LucasArts are no longer an independent entity (not that they ever were) nor even a functioning studio anymore, anything they have and/or will say regarding the future is effectively void. Disney will do what Disney want to do. We can only hope they listen to the fans clamouring for 1313 to still be made and, who knows, maybe even Battlefront 3 too? Time will tell. Until then, don't let your voices cry out and be suddenly silenced. Add your support in the comments below.