A new video has emerged revealing more gameplay details from the cancelled Star Wars game revealed at E3 almost a decade ago.
The video has been posted to the official Games subreddit board early yesterday, Jan. 26, by user CloneCommOmar. The clip, itself, is about three minutes long and showcases the motion animation of the protagonist running through an underground pub, performing parkour during a rooftop chase, and engaging in an unarmed brawl. It finishes with a few entirely untextured animation tests and the would-be official Star Wars 1313 logo.
It was originally posted to the YouTube channel, The Vault, that same day.
New Footage Revealed for Cancelled ‘1313’ Star Wars Game
It’s accutely obvious the demo is meant to be a preview into the game’s progress. While the scope of the first scene is impressive—including random interactions with same-faced NPCs, contrast lighting, and well-placed steam effects—the game’s textures and user interface are clearly unfinished.
In the second leg of the video, during the parkour chase, only select pieces of the terrain are fleshed out such as a cooling rack with hanging carcasses. The animation, however, is smooth and invokes an almost Assassin’s Creed-like free running style.
Additionally, while players are clearly meant to have firearms, it appears an unarmed combat option or select scenes were being developed in tandem. The short video leaves many questions unanswered and fans musing over what could have been.
According to previously-released information about 1313, players were meant to control a currently unnamed, lesser bounty hunter for the first half of the game before the narrative would be taken over by Boba Fett. In the latter half, Fett would kill the primary protagonist and carry on the story.
Those still itching for their Boba Fett-fix aren’t out of luck, however. Disney’s “The Book of Boba Fett” is currently available to stream on Disney+.