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Star Wars 1313 Video Game Footage Reveals Movies Merging With Video Games

With Grand Theft Auto V selling $800 million in its first day and $1 billion in three days, the movie industry can’t ignore that for long.

Sooner or later, much like video games, people will be able to watch newly released movies on demaind in the comfort of their own homes instead of trekking to the local movie theater, paying an arm and a leg for snacks, and dealing with the audience (as well as not being able to pause for a bathroom break!). If that means movies would come at a higher cost, closer to their video game counterparts, I’m all up for it. I’m not apologizing for my thoughts on that as when I went to see The Wolverine, someone’s two-year-old was laughing and crying through half the movie, so I look forward to the day when I can relax in my own home and watch a new release even if it’s 40 bucks a pop (I’m paying more than that with snacks and my own children).

While I anxiously wait for that to happen, the defunct Star Wars 1313 video game reveals that video games merging with movies is closer than ever.

LucasFilm showed off the following video at the recent Technology Strategy Board event at BAFTA in London that revealed the ability to use video game technology in real time while filming movies. Essentially a director would be able to shoot a scene and then be able to see near-completed versions instead of having to go and do post-production work with digital effects and such.

The video also gives us a look at what could have been for the defunct Star Wars 1313 video game.

“Everyone has seen what we can do in movies, and I think most people will agree the video game industry is catching up quite quickly, especially in the next generation of console titles. I’m pretty sure within the next decade, we’re going to see a convergence in terms of traditional visual effects capabilities – [such as] making realistic fire, creatures, and environments – but working completely interactively,” Kim Libreri, LucasFilm’s chief technology strategy officer said, reports The Inquirer. “We think that computer graphics are going to be so realistic in real time computer graphics that, over the next decade, we’ll start to be able to take the post out of post-production; where you’ll leave a movie set and the shot is pretty much complete.”

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Star Wars 1313 Boba Fett Video Game Concept Art Surfaces; Slim Chance Of Getting Revived

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6652:]]With the recent news that Disney is closing LucasArts, the in-house Star Wars video game division, there also came word of over 150 layoffs, and two games that were said to be in development seemingly got tossed in the Sarlaac Pitt.

“Star Wars 1313” and “Star Wars: First Assault” were in the works, but with the news of the shut down, they were all thought to be canceled.

However, that might not be entirely the case as a Lucas rep reached out to GameInformer and said the games could still live on in licensing, which is the planned direction Disney is going with their Star Wars video games.

It is worth noting that we are looking for proven external partners who can help us provide video games to our fans. We still believe in the video game industry, we still will provide Star Wars games, we’re just looking at different models rather than internal production… They’re evaluating everything. There’s always a possibility that it [Star Wars 1313] can still come out via licensing.

It also recently came out that “Star Wars 1313” was set to feature the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, as Kotaku was revealed the info from a source as well as concept art.

And they also state that they have been filled in that there is a slim chance of seeing “Star Wars 1313” ever getting made.

I’ve been told by multiple sources that chances are very slim. Development on the game had been on hold since last fall, as we reported in February.

And the reasoning? Seems “Star Wars 1313” doesn’t fit with the movies and vice-versa.

They ended up with movie tech that wouldn’t fit in a game, and game tech that wouldn’t fit in a movie,” a source told me. “1313 was always in danger of not being made.”

Our own source told us the new Star Wars video games could be based on the new animated series set post-Episode VI.



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