E3 12: Star Wars 1313 demo is NVIDIA powered.

Subject: General Tech, Shows and Expos | June 5, 2012 - 07:34 PM |
Tagged: video, Star Wars, E3 12, E3

Star Wars 1313 is a mature-themed video game published and developed internally by LucasArts as well as its sister companies: Lucasfilm Animation, Industrial Light and Magic, and Skywalker Sound. The game allows the player to experience being a bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe. The demo released at E3 is powered by Unreal Engine 3 and an NVIDIA GPU.

The Star Wars franchise has not been the most beloved lately -- but this might change some minds.

Rumors leading up to E3 have claimed that a game would be announced which allows you to play as Boba Fett. On the opening day LucasArts announced Star Wars 1313 which allows you to take control of an unidentified bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe. Geoff Keighley of Game Trailers and Spike TV was shown a demo of the game.

What does this have to do with Nashville, Spike?

There are two possibilities for the identity of the bounty hunter -- and they are not mutually exclusive. Typical speculation is that the bounty hunter will be the premiere star in an upcoming LucasFilm production such as a live action TV show. What I speculate, and the look of the player model supports this, is that the character actually is related to Jango Fett as was previously rumored.

That of course is just speculation and not one that I will flesh out any further.

The demo itself was stated by Mark Rein of Epic Games to be running on Unreal Engine 3. LucasArts has confirmed that the demo is running on a PC with an NVIDIA GPU doing the calculations.

I have not been able to track down release date information or supported platforms but it is pretty safe to say given the demo that it will be available on the PC. I guess that is all I really care about, to be honest.

Source: PC Gamer

June 5, 2012 | 09:50 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

That does look really neat :)

June 5, 2012 | 10:25 PM - Posted by MrBlack

For second there I thought Ryan actually wore a suit - lol

June 5, 2012 | 11:42 PM - Posted by David Bennett (not verified)

What does the demo have to do with nVidia at all?!
It could have been running on AMD or nVidia. Just happened to be running in an nVidia based system.

Unclear why that is important enough to be out in the title of the story. Unless....

June 6, 2012 | 12:53 AM - Posted by Scott Michaud

If the developer made several references to it running on an AMD GPU I would have said that too...

... and then likely have someone insinuate that I am an AMD fanboy.

June 6, 2012 | 09:54 AM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

If they are touting Nvidia at all during a presentation for a game its because Nvidia "subsidized" the event. Itel does it so much they got called out in court (giving money to OEMS for NOT using AMD).

Intel subsidizes Ultrabook makers because the R&D to make such products are huge and they don't wanna make em unless Intel helps them. Intel is trying to bring the cost down in the long-term.

When I think of subsidizes I think of 3 things, Intel, Nvidia, and farmers.....

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