Obsidian has new Star Wars pitch, will approach Disney

Friday, 8 February 2013 10:45 GMT By Dave Cook

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic developer Obsidian Entertainment has what it calls one of its ‘top three pitches’ ever for a new game set in the universe. Studio head Feargus Urquhart has confirmed that the studio is waiting for the perfect time to pitch to new license holder Disney.

Speaking with RPS, Urquhart said of the idea, “I would say it’s within the top three pitches we’ve ever come up with.”

Regarding when it would be set, Urquhart stressed that the Star Wars universe is still rife with unexplored periods, “There’s a lot of different eras in Star Wars, and that’s what we would focus on.”

It’s not the first time Obsidian has had this idea however. “We pitched a between-Episode III and Episode IV game [to LucasArts],” Urquhart continued. “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.

“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.”

Although the LucasArts game never happened, Obsidian is keen to pursue the project with Disney’s blessing, Urquhart confirmed, “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. To kind of go over there and [get the ball rolling again].”

So, who would like to see a new KOTOR title then? What would it be like? When should it be set? Let us know below.

Thanks PCGamesN.