Rumor: So Boba Fett Was The Hero Of ‘Star Wars 1313′

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All the way through its E3 debut last year, LucasArts was cagey with details about the story for its gritty shooter, “Star Wars 1313.” Well, it seems like part of the reason for that was because behind the scenes, as recently as that May, George Lucas was signing off on focusing “Star Wars 1313″ on fan favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett, according to a report from Kotaku.

The concept art above, shared by a LucasArts source, offers the only proof that the Mandalorian clone was to be the protagonist in “Star Wars 1313″ which was set in the bowels of the space metropolis of Coruscant. If true, this would be the second “Star Wars” game with a Fett at the lead following 2002’s “Attack of the Clones” tie-in “Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.”

Making Boba Fett the lead was apparently one of several rethinks for the shooter which appears to have suffered some creative turmoil at LucasArts before its cancellation with the closure of the studio yesterday. That confusion lead one of Kotaku’s sources to express doubts that “Star Wars 1313″ would ever continue development at an external licensor: “They ended up with movie tech that wouldn’t fit in a game, and game tech that wouldn’t fit in a movie… ’1313’ was always in danger of not being made.”

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