Obsidian Wants To Make A New Star Wars RPG
Renown RPG developer Obsidian Entertainment has expressed its desire to create a new Star Wars RPG, the company’s CEO Feargus Urquhart has disclosed.
In an interview with RockPaperShotgun, Urquhart revealed that the studio has been in talks with LucasArts to create a new role-playing game set between Episode III and Episode IV of the films.
“We pitched a between-Episode III and Episode IV game [to LucasArts]. Because we think that timeframe is super interesting,” he said. “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 teased.
Obsidian Entertainment was responsible for Knights of the Old Republic 2, which takes off after the events of the first game, developed by BioWare. The Knights of the Old Republic games are set three thousand years before the events of the films, and encompass the on-going intergalactic war between the Jedi and the Sith.
Urquhart says that the the pitch is one of the best Obsidian has ever conceived, and hopes LucasArts’ new owners at Disney will approve the project.