Knights of the Old Republic Creator Will Pitch New Star Wars Game to LucasArts
Obsidian wants to create content set between the two movie series
Video game developer Obsidian, the creator of Knights of the Old Republic 2, will pitch new owner Disney on a new title linked to Star Wars, which is supposed to be set between the third and fourth movies in the franchise.Apparently, the same idea was previously pitched to LucasArts and Obsidian wants to try again after the ownership of Star Wars moved to Disney.
Feargus Urquhart, the leader of the studio, tells Rock, Paper, Shotgun that, “We pitched a between-Episode-3-and-Episode-4 game. Because we think that timeframe is super interesting. It's the fall of the Republic, the extermination of the Jedi. It's Obi-Wan going off and making sure Luke is OK.”
He adds, “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. We also latched onto it because it has elements people remember, but not the stories.”
The post third movie period was tackled in the Extended Universe that LucasArts created for Star Wars, but a video game would allow for a more in-depth exploration of ideas and characters.
Disney has already revealed that it is working on a new trilogy of movies, which will be directed by J.J. Abrams, who is also currently involved in film projects with Valve.
At the same time, the company wants to create spin-offs that deal with other characters.
Knights of the Old Republic 2, which was created by Obsidian, was considered to be a better role-playing experience than the original that was made by BioWare.
The game was affected by launch bugs and only recently has all the content been restored by the dedicated community of fans.
At the moment, Obsidian is working on Project Eternity, a traditional party-based role-playing game, and on South Park: The Stick of Truth.