KOTOR 2 is considered one of the best Star Wars RPG games. It’s also considered as one of the buggiest games of all time (although Vampires: The Masquerade had even more bugs in our opinion). Still – and after the restoration mod for it – a lot of gamers want to see another Star Wars RPG, developed by the Obsidian team. Or at least that’s the vibe we get. Speaking with RPS, Obsidian’s CEO Feargus Urquhart admitted that the company is looking forward to creating a new Star Wars RPG, based between Episodes III and IV.
As Urquhart said:
“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.”
“It’s something we’re still hoping for, even with the Disney/Lucas stuff going on. It changes things a lot, but you know, we’re gonna push on it. I would say it’s within the top three pitches we’ve ever come up with. We really worked on it hard and distilled it down to these eight or ten pages that really sold the story and characters. Then we sold it off to LucasArts and got a call back later that day. They were like, ‘This seems really cool. We want to talk to you guys, like, tomorrow about it.’”
It definitely sounds cool, though Obsidian should concentrate on its Kickstarter campaign for the time being and its South Park game. It is well known that Obsidian has incredible ideas and that a lot of its games had a huge potential, however the company has been delivering broken and – sometimes – unfinished games. Therefore, they should focus now on what they’ve got in their hands.