Disney Dumps Star Wars 1313 Trademark

by Ben Reeves on Jan 17, 2014 at 01:21 PM

Last April, Disney closed down the LucasArts game studio, and it looks like Disney is finally giving up on the developer's last big project by not renewing the Star Wars 1313 trademark.

Even after Disney laid off most of the LucasArts staff, it looked like there was a chance that Star War 1313 project could still see the light of day. Unfortunately, late last year Disney failed to renew the trademark and now the US Patent and Trademark Office lists Star Wars 1313 as, "Abandoned because no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued."

[Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office via Escapist Magazine]


Our Take
This is sad new for Star Wars fans, but not unexpected. I got the chance to see Star War 1313 two E3's ago, and I thought it looked like one of the most excited games of the show. A big-budget, Uncharted-like adventure set within the Star Wars universe could certainly appeal to a lot of gamers, and it's sad to see a game that a lot of people invested many hours into making get abandoned. We know that EA is currently working on a new Battlefront game, so we'll have to be content with that for now.