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Disney abandons Star Wars 1313 trademark

Latest revelation suggests cinematic Star Wars title may never see light of day

Disney has abandoned its trademark for Star Wars 1313, an action adventure title formerly in development at LucasArts before the studio's closure.

According to the trademark's listing on the US Trademark and Patent Office website, it has been "abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request [was] timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued."

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Doubts were cast over the future of the project in March last year, months after Disney's LucasArts takeover and the former company's assurance that the move had no impact on the development of Star Wars 1313.

Then in April, Disney announced its plans to shut down LucasArts.

"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games," a LucasArts spokesperson said then.

The game was cancelled then, though a LucasArts representative said it was possible it could be saved if licensed by a third-party.

While Electronic Arts secured exclusive rights to develop 'core' Star Wars titles in May last year, it apparently has no plans to continue with Star Wars 1313.

Concept art for the title, which was to put players in control of Boba Fett, surfaced online in October.

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