Star Wars fans could have more to look forward to than a new film trilogy, as the developers of Knights of the Old Republic II have pitched a brand new Star Wars RPG to LucasArts and is currently waiting for the right time to pitch it to Disney.
Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart told Rock Paper Shotgun’s Nathan Grayson
he has a great deal of confidence in this potential project as it’s “within the top three pitches
” the studio has ever come up with. Urquhart said the game would bridge a gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
“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. 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."
He also said the pitch went well and that LucasArts was interested in the idea before Disney bought up all of the rights to the Star Wars license. This is certainly a good sign for all of those who are looking for a new Star Wars game but this doesn’t mean the “House of Mouse” will approve the project.
For starter’s, there’s the trouble EA has been having with The Old Republic. Not too mention Disney had to close down Junction Point earlier this month, so not only could the company be weary of developing a Star Wars game but it could be weary of the video game market as a whole (outside of Kingdom Hearts and Disney Infinity of course).
However, a brand new Star Wars RPG crafted by Obsidian is basically a license to print money, so perhaps Disney could search its feelings and know the development of this RPG to be a truly good idea?
We’ll just have to wait until the game is pitched to Disney to find out how this’ll all play out. Until then, I have but one question for all of you Star Wars fans out there, “How feel you?”