Star Wars 1313 Trademark Abandoned
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Fate can be a cruel mistress at times, as one of those few who rolled their eyes at the pretty but uninspired looking Star Wars 1313 way back in the heydays of 2012 I really didn't faff about much when news of the game's cancellation came about the internet, but having recently learned that the game was ultimately going to be about BOBA FRICKIN' FETT I can't help but feel like travelling back in time and giving my past self a good whack in the jaw for not paying more attention.
After Disney's acquisition of the mighty franchise it was revealed that all future Star Wars game would be published/developed by EA with several new titles being announced as already being in development, most noticeable among them being the DICE-developed Battlefront III (EEEE!). Curiously enough, neither Disney or EA do much to revive development on 1313 after Disney's laying off of the entire team at Lucasarts, the studio who were working on 1313, and the recent news of Disney not renewing the trademark itself all but shuts the door on any new hope (heh) towards seeing the game hit shelves and eventually our hard drives.
"Abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued," that's what the Star Wars 1313 trademark is currently classified as by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The thing that really kicked fans (and myself, until recently) square in the balls was the fact that after the game was cancelled proper the well-groomed gentlemen and gentlewomen got their hands on a smorgasbord of concept artwork and a 15-minute gameplay demo of the game that hinted that 113 would've been about the greenest and cape-iest of all intergalactic bounty hunters Boba Fett.
I think I just felt my spleen puncture.