Familiar faces to make a return as the trilogy closed out.
By Tim Colwill on August 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm
Obisidian’s Chris Avellone has revealed that a third part of the Knights of the Old Republic trilogy was once in pre-production, and would have featured a return of iconic character Revan.
“I always liked the idea that Revan, as smart and powerful as your player-character was, was actually even more of a brilliant strategist than became apparent in the first game,” said Avellone to Eurogamer.
“The entire second game is littered with clues as to ‘why didn’t Revan destroy the infrastructure here? What was he trying to make sure was still intact? What did he/she see that no one else saw?’ I thought that was giving a nice nod to ‘wait a minute, Revan realises there’s an even larger force at work here, and he’s focusing his efforts on that and keeping the big picture in mind’. That was one thing – the idea that there was a larger, global conspiracy.”
The plan for the game was quite fleshed out, with gameplay sequences designed and the return of other series favourites such as HK-47 and T3-M4. Unfortunately, however, LucasArts turned down the pitch.
“It was a matter of getting LucasArts to greenlight the title and I… To be honest I don’t know all the reasons that went into this, whether they wanted to have an internal team do it, whether they logistics didn’t work out… Ultimately it felt like we were pitching and pitching and it just wasn’t going anywhere, and at some point people just drew a line and said ‘it’s just not going to happen’, which made us kind of sad, but, OK, if that’s the business, that’s the business.”
Avellone did clarify that the Star Wars game they are currently pitching to Disney was unrelated to KOTOR 3.
The full story really is quite interesting — you can read it for yourself over here at Eurogamer.