Creator of the critically acclaimed sequel to the critically acclaimed Bioware RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Obsidian are saying that they’re attempting to pitch a new RPG based on the sci-fi series to Disney, possibly based on the events between Episode III and Episode IV. No word on exactly what the final product might end up being, but they’re hoping for the best!
[The Lucas/Disney situation] changes things a lot, but you know, we’re gonna push on it. 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’.
“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].”
– Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart
I could definitely use a high quality single player Star Wars RPG sometime in the future! The Old Republic seemed good, but since it didn’t come to consoles I didn’t have the chance to try it out– if this new one happens to hit next-gen devices it would be a big incentive for folks to go out and get one!