Obsidian keen to do another Star Wars game

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By on February 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II developer Obsidian Entertainment is chasing opportunities to revisit the sci-fi property. CEO Feargus Urquhart told Rock, Paper, Shotgun that the developer made a pitch to LucasArts based on the “super interesting” period between Episode III and Episode IV.

“It’s the fall of the Republic, the extermination of the Jedi, it’s Obi-Wan going off and making sure Luke is OK. You have the Sith, but you have the extermination of all Force users except for very, very few. So it was an interesting time to set a game, and you know, Chris Avellone came up with a really cool story,” he said. “We also latched onto it because it has elements people remember, but not the stories. It can just completely not involve [the movies]. It can tease them, but nothing else.”

Urquhart said Obsidian is “waiting for the smoke to clear” on LucasArts’ acquisition by Disney, but is still “gonna push on it”.

“I would say it’s within the top three pitches we’ve ever come up with. We really worked on it hard and distilled it down to these eight or ten pages that really sold the story and characters. Then we sold it off to LucasArts and got a call back later that day. They were like, ‘This seems really cool. We want to talk to you guys, like, tomorrow about it.’”

Knights of the Old Republic II was a troubled follow up to BioWare’s first take on the Star Wars universe. Obsidian ran out of time to complete its ambitious plans, resulting in a buggy launch and the loss of a lot of planned content. (Modders have gradually unlocked and filled in much of this missing story, restoring the game’s much less abrupt original ending.) Nevertheless it attracted plenty of loyal fans for its unusually ambiguous storyline, and many of us are keen to see Obsidian take another crack at it.

Source: RPS

13 comments (Leave your own)

An actual, third Rpg game, as opposed to that MMO, (Which by the way completely ruins/rewrites/Retcons Revan’s character….)
And set in a more familiar time period between the movies.

I could get behind that.

 

Darth Nihilus was one hell of a scary looking character. Was quite annoyed at how easy he was to defeat. It was rather lame.

I loved KoToR, both of them. 2, I think, was the better game, but it was very, very much unfinished. If Obsidian can, however, make a Star Wars game and be allowed to finish it on their terms, however? I have utterly no doubt whatsoever that it will be magnificent.

 

I’d love another Kotor. Kotor 1 is in my top 5 favourite games of all time. 2 was fun too but missing lots.

 

stoibs,

I just ignored the Revan continuity given in TOR.

 

Here’s hoping they get to do it. I’m a fan of Obsidian, their games might be a bit rough around the edges but i enjoy them. I only recently played through Kotor 2 a few months ago for the first time (with the Restoration mod), thought it was just as good as the first.

 

I agree with Nemesis. If Obsidian can actually be given a proper timeframe to create a game, then KOTOR3 would be mindblowing.

 

It may not be KOTOR 3 but i’m sure as heck keen! :D

 

I loooved KOTOR but I don’t remember a thing about KOTOR 2, other than it was really meh.

 

hopefully it happens, and hopefully its good! need more good star wars games!! so much potential

 

RPG set in GCW period in the same style as Star Wars Galaxies..

k.. go.

 

A new KOTOR is what the Star wars universe needs in gaming tbh especially when Star wars Popularity increases in a couple of years time once Episode VII is released. It would be good for the franchise in gaming if it had a decent game not based off the movies direct plot.

 
AlphaSierra216

Oh Please god yes!!

 

Maybe they could make a good one this time?

 
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