Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:34pm 09/02/13 | 19 Comments
Obsidian, developer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 has an idea for a Star Wars game they desperately want to pitch to new Star Wars owner Disney, according to a report over on Rock Paper Shotgun.
"We pitched a between-Episode III and Episode IV game [to developer LucasArts]," Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart revealed. "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 films]. It can tease them, but nothing else."
Obsidian is currently finishing up work on South Park: The Stick of Truth which was picked up by Ubisoft in the unfortunate demise of THQ, that and waiting for things to settle post Disney's rather loud purchase of LucasFilm, was cause for pause on following through on the above pitch, according to Urquhart.
"It’s something we’re still hoping for, even with the Disney/Lucas stuff going on,” he continued. “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 10 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]. 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 ]."