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Obsidian Hoping For New SW: Knights of the Old Republic Title


Obsidian Entertainment developed Knights of the Old Republic II back in 2004, which is the last addition to the single-player RPG series. Well, the well-known development studio is currently pitching the idea for a brand new KotOR game; that's according to CEO Feargus Urquhart.

“There’s a lot of different eras in Star Wars, and that’s what we would focus on,” said Urquhart. “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.”

“We also latched onto it because it has elements people remember, but not the stories. It can just completely not involve [the movies]. It can tease them, but nothing else.”

Aha! See? So, now you can continue to vote for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3 in our unrealistic voting poll that's filled with unofficial titles.

Incidentally, Obsidian's released Dungeon Siege 3 a few years ago and is currently working on the South Park: The Stick of Truth, Meanwhile, the company also has a thing going on Kickstarter, entitled Project Eternity.



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Neil Feb 08 2013, 08:42 am EST
Nice pair of tentacles!
  Vader: They are not... never mind.
Hamsterkill Feb 08 2013, 09:01 am EST
Between Ep3 and Ep4 isn't exactly KotOR-era. It'd be more like the Force Unleashed series as far as settings goes.
  Vader: Force Unleashed took things too far when if comes to …
Breedy_Mcfluff Feb 08 2013, 11:48 am EST
Knights of the New Empire?
Bubu Feb 08 2013, 12:38 pm EST
If Avelone wrote it then it must be good. Also there is a restoration mod and a mod that adds the droid planet that was cut for the KoTOR 2, on deadlystream forums.
Duffey Feb 08 2013, 01:49 pm EST
YAY! -facepalm- at the story though seriously im really over episodes 1-6 cant we have a post episode 6 post jedi academy game
  S.Plissken: Course there will be... but after the movie has been …
Terminator Feb 08 2013, 04:47 pm EST
I really want KOTOR 3 to focus on Revan. But at this point, I will take any SINGLE PLAYER KOTOR game.
Chunder Feb 08 2013, 09:12 pm EST
After what they did with KOTOR2, I hope Obsidian doesn't make the 3rd. They never finished the 2nd, which is filled with bugs that the modding community has both tried to fix, and re add the missing content.
  Bubu: And they bloody succeded. Try the mods I listed. Also…
Ftmch: Kotor 2 would have been bloody great if they had time…
LostPcGamer: Not this drivel again. Chunder there is a thing calle…
Terminator: ^ This. Lucas Arts is to blame for this mess. Obsidia…
Chunder: Bubu, I have tried the mods, in fact I tried playing …
LostPcGamer: I haven't had any game stopping bugs in all my playt…
tei187 Feb 09 2013, 02:46 am EST
Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.
...that's why I'm a fkning Sith and waiting for an actual KOTOR game.
Xiphos Feb 10 2013, 06:36 pm EST
KOTOR was by far the best single player RPG I have ever played, story wise at least. What I liked about it was how it was in the Star Wars universe, but completely separate from the movies, making it something original and new, which is what I'd like to see here.
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