Amy Hennig’s brand-new Star Wars game has brought on talented developers from the ill-fated Star Wars 1313 game that was in development by LucasArts.
Via StarWarsNewsNet, Hennig’s currently untitled Star Wars game is bringing back the creative director of Star Wars 1313: Dominic Robilliard.
Robilliard worked on Star Wars 1313 at LucasArts for a number of years. Designed to be Uncharted in space, the game followed a bounty hunter on the 1,313th floor of Coruscant, a cesspit of scum and villainy.
In a post on LinkedIn, Robillard revealed that he will be joining Hennig as a game director on the all-new Star Wars game. While the game may not be anything like 1313 upon release, it’s exciting to see its director back in the galaxy far, far away.
“I am incredibly excited to announce that I will be joining Amy Hennig, Jullian Beak and the incredible team at Skydance New Media as their Game Director,” he said. “To collaborate with such an amazing group of developers, and to play in the amazing worlds of Marvel and Star Wars (again!) is a dream come true. I cannot wait to get started.”
Robilliard’s project was cancelled during Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in the mid-2010s. Alongside other projects, including a Darth Maul game, Disney shelved the title despite many critics and fans believing it to be one of the most exciting games shown at E3 2013.
Following the cancellation of Star Wars 1313, the license moved to Electronic Arts who released the middling Star Wars: Battlefront reboot. The publisher also partnered with Amy Hennig to create a new Star Wars single-player title, before turning it into a co-op game and then cancelling it.
In later years, EA has redeemed itself slightly by releasing two of the best Star Wars games in history — Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the impeccable Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Even Battlefront 2 has been redeemed by stripping out its microtransactions and adding far more content.
Hennig’s new Star Wars game has next-to-no details about it anywhere online. The title is expected to be a single-player title set in the iconic sci-fi universe. Judging from Hennig’s history with the franchise, we expect the game to focus on bounty hunters and scoundrels instead of force-wielding Jedi.
Skydance New Media is also working on a number of other projects, including its unnamed Captain America and Black Panther game inspired by the 2010 comic book “Flags of Our Fathers”.
There are also myriad other Star Wars games in development at the time of writing. For example, Ubisoft’s Star Wars Outlaws not only features a droid that everyone wants to snog, but also thrilling GTA-like gameplay as you embark on the biggest heist in the Outer Rim.
While we will never be able to play Star Wars: 1313 or Hennig’s canned EA game, we might be able to see a mix of the two in Skydance’s upcoming game. Let’s just hope this one actually releases.