Star Wars: 1313 Creative Director Gets A New Shot At Making A Star Wars Game

Dominic Robilliard will join Skydance New Media, a studio working on a Star Wars title.

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  • Former Lucasarts creative director Dominic Robilliard has joined Skydance New Media.
  • Skydance is working on new Marvel and Star Wars games, led by Amy Hennig.
  • Robilliard was the creative director for 1313 and worked with George Lucas to design the game.

A former creative director at Playstation and Lucasfilm has left to join Skydance New Media. Dominic Robillard, former creative director at Lucasarts who oversaw the development of the canceled 1313 game has joined Skydance to work on a new Star Wars title. Dominic posted the announcement on Linkedin this week, 

I am incredibly excited to share that I will be joining Amy Hennig, Julian Beak and the incredible team at Skydance New Media as their Game Director. To collaborate with such an amazing group of developers, and to play in the iconic worlds of #Marvel and #StarWars (again!) is a dream come true. I cannot wait to get started!” 

According to his LinkedIn, Dominic worked directly with George Lucas for 2 years to develop 1313. He was the head of the writer’s room, leading the development of the script. 1313 was a Star Wars game in development that was canceled in 2013, following the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney, which also saw the Lucasarts division be shut down. 

1313 was a single-player action game that would have followed Boba Fett in the Coruscant underworld. It was meant to be a bounty hunter game, however, the game would never see the light of day. It is unlikely development of 1313 will ever happen again, since the game was developed in Unreal Engine 3, and its team is scattered across the industry. So who is Skydance?

Skydance new media is a new studio founded and led by Amy Hennig. If that name sounds familiar, she was the creative director at EA’s Visceral Games, developer of games like Dead Space. Hennig was the Creative Director specifically for Project Ragtag, an open-world Star Wars game that would be canceled by EA to prioritize multiplayer games. The studio would be shut down in 2017.

Everyone loves second chances and no doubt Hennig and Robilliard will make the best out of theirs. Multiple Star Wars games are currently in development after EA’s 10-year exclusivity deal comes to an end. It seems like there were more canceled Star Wars games from EA than those that were actually released. New Star Wars Games are in development at Respawn Entertainment, Ubisoft, Quantic Dream, Saber Interactive, Zynga, and More.

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