Obsidian (KotOR II) keen to develop new Star Wars game

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Obsidian (KotOR II) keen to develop new Star Wars game

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From Gameplanet.co.nz ...
Obsidian keen to develop another Star Wars game
Obsidian is looking to pitch a new Star Wars title to rights-holder Disney.

Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart told RockPaperShotgun.com that what the studio had put together was "within the top three pitches we’ve ever come up with".

The exact era of the game is still to be determined, but would probably fall somewhere between the first and second movie trilogies, said Urquhart.

"We pitched a between-Episode III and Episode IV game [to LucasArts], 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 said.

"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. It can just completely not involve [the movies]. It can tease them, but nothing else."

Disney's acquisition of LucasArts did change things about the potential game, but Urquhart remained confident about its chances.

"We really worked on it hard and distilled it down to these eight or ten pages that really sold the story and characters," he said.

"We haven't [talked with Disney yet]. We're kind of waiting for the smoke to clear. But that's one of my next big things to do."

Obsidian's first game was 2004's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, which it developed for Windows PC and Xbox
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