A never-before-seen gameplay video of the canceled Boba Fett-focused third particular person shooter, Star Wars: 1313, just lately made its manner on-line just lately courtesy of the Vault, a fan group primarily targeted on accumulating details about developer Free Radical’s canceled Battlefront 3 challenge.
It was that the majority of our Boba Fett cultural digest got here from alarmingly thick paperbacks and do-it-yourself storytelling with Hasbro collectible figurines. We had been completely satisfied simply to get the bounty hunter as a mid-game boss in Shadows of the Empire or Darkish Forces.
As of late, we have now extra Boba Fett content material than you may shake a gaffi stick at, with Temura Morrison taking over the titular function within the Ebook of Boba Fett Disney+ present. It is too dangerous the supposed Boba Fett third-person shooter did not survive lengthy sufficient to affix the social gathering.
LucasArts first demonstrated Star Wars: 1313 manner again at E3 2012. It was going to deal with an up-and-coming bounty hunter making his manner within the undercity of Coruscant, essentially the most well-known of Star Wars’ many ecologically doubtful city-planets. The challenge promised one thing a bit of extra mature, extra on the Mos Eisley Cantina aspect of issues, however appears to have been quietly discontinued by Disney following its buy of Lucasfilm. Whereas the primary character within the official trailer was decidedly not Fett, later rumors prompt the sport’s focus had shifted to function him as its protagonist.
The gameplay proven off by the Vault appears to be the supply of a 1313 screenshot we reported on again in 2020. Within the video, we see a Mandalorian-armored protagonist, presumably Fett, making his manner by a classically seedy Star Wars cantina earlier than giving chase to his Trandoshan goal. What follows is a few distinctly Uncharted-style cinematic clambering and hopping, with a pair intelligent digicam angles and a few views of a shocking Coruscant cityscape within the distance.
There’s nonetheless not sufficient for me to say whether or not 1313 was a would-be basic denied its likelihood to shine or simply one other AAA third-person shooter/platformer from the early 2010s, however within the fullness of time 1313 looks as if it has been spiritually vindicated by the trail Star Wars has taken. Its builders had been manner forward of the curve on big-budget, gritty, non-Skywalker Star Wars tales taking the world by storm—the Mandalorian, the Ebook of Boba Fett, and Jedi: Fallen Order all echo 1313.
That being stated, at the same time as we develop spoiled for Fett content material within the 2020s, we have nonetheless but to see a real exploration of George Lucas’ authentic imaginative and prescient of Boba unmasked: