After months without updates on the game's developmental progress, a new post on the PlayStation Germany Facebook page claims that the Star Wars 1313 release date is coming sometime during 2013.
Very little is known about Star Wars 1313 at this time, other than that the game will center on the story of an unidentified bounty hunter who lived long before the events of the Episodes I - VI, but that fact has done little to temper fans' desires to play the new game. Last year, it was confirmed that the game would be powered by Unreal Engine 3, though some rumors suggested the company was considering a jump to Unreal Engine 4 for a possible next-gen release.
So, when a new update on the Star Wars 1313 release date was added to PlayStation Germany Facebook page, the announcement immediately grabbed the attention of those dying to learn more about the next electronic entry in the expanded Star Wars universe. Unfortunately, it looks like those Star Wars die-hards will have to wait a bit longer, because the dev team has already responded to the latest round of Star Wars 1313 release date rumors.
In statements given to a number of media outlets, a LucasArts representative denied that the studio has settled on a Star Wars 1313 release date, instantly disappointing the tens of thousands anxiously awaiting the release of the next Star Wars title to land on consoles.
"Unfortunately, we do not have any announcements to make at this time," the representative told Polygon. "It is safe to say that this report is not accurate."
A similar statement was given to the folks at Eurogamer, who also noted that official news on Star Wars 1313 hasn't been released since Gamescom 2012. For those interested in the math, if January 2013 closes without any new official updates on the game, it will have been five months since the general public was given any new information on Star Wars 1313.
Surprisingly, the LucasArts statement given to Eurogamer also revealed that the studio has yet to make a final decision on which console(s) will be getting Star Wars 1313 on the game's release date. After the studio showed off an impressive looking trailer during E3 2012, many began to wonder if Star Wars 1313 would be a next-gen title after all, though some simply think the studio could be planning releases for both the current generation of gaming devices as well as the oft-rumored PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720.
The Star Wars 1313 release date announcement has since been pulled from the PlayStation Germany Facebook page, leaving thousands to once again begin speculating on potential dates for the Star Wars 1313 launch. Fortunately, the folks at CVG managed to grab the new Star Wars 1313 screenshots that were uploaded as well, before they were removed from PlayStation Germany's photo albums on Thursday. The full gallery of new Star Wars 1313 images can be viewed here.
Check out the last major update on Star Wars 1313.
We've reached out to LucasArts for comment on the Star Wars 1313 release date, and will update this story should we receive a response from the studio.