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Obsidian pitching new Star Wars RPG

Obsidian wants to make another Star Wars RPG. The developer behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II told Rock, Paper, Shotgun it piqued LucasArts' interest with the idea before the publisher and its parent company were bought up by Disney.

“We pitched a between-Episode III and Episode IV game [to LucasArts]," Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said. "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.”

Urquhart said his company hasn't pitched Disney yet, but he isn't too worried about its increased focus on mobile and social games for the Star Wars franchise. As the new console generation shakes out and things settle down, the game concept will hopefully speak for itself.

"It changes things a lot, but you know, we’re gonna push on it," Urquhart said. "I would say it’s within the top three pitches we’ve ever come up with."

If Disney greenlights the game, it would be at least the third large-scale RPG project for Obsidian, on top of Project Eternity and South Park: The Stick of Truth--the publishing rights to which were sold to Ubisoft in January.

10 comments

  • cbservo - February 10, 2013 9:33 p.m.

    AIO'm sorry, anyone who hated KOTOR II is very mistaken. IT may have been bugghy, but it was a FANTASTIC game....but people don't see that because it's not the best Star Wars game. Story is one of the best I've ever seen.
  • FauxGateau - February 10, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    Gee there sure are a lot of people with terrible opinions in this comments section.
  • Tjwoods18 - February 9, 2013 7:54 a.m.

    Loved the Knights of the old Republic, but hated KOTR: Sith Lords.
  • Redeater - February 8, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    Don't you dare Obsidian!
  • Child Of Death - February 8, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    Im all for another Star Wars but not one by Obsidian. Obsidian is a terrible game company whose games are always buggy as hell and their writers make crap stories.
  • winner2 - February 8, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    Please dear gaming gods let this happen and not let it suck
  • ObliqueZombie - February 8, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    I'm definitely more interested Star Wars lore well before and beyond the actual movies, but this is a relatively untapped well and could give us a great game. That is, of course, Obsidian pulls out of their mediocrity.
  • shneepsh - February 8, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    I'll get the obvious problem out of the way: so long as they finish the game without cutting things out to make a holiday deadline and leave it up to modders to complete their game for them, this could be the star wars game we've been waiting for. But assuming they do take their time with this and give it next-gen graphics, Obsidian could do something really exciting with that timeline. I'm intrigued.
  • ABACADA6494 - February 8, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    I would enjoy this greatly
  • DragonLord23 - February 8, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    would love another star wars rpg. wish I could play swtor. Hope disney gets on top of this and makes more games.

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