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Obsidian pitching for a new Star Wars RPG

Ben Parfitt
Obsidian pitching for a new Star Wars RPG

Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic II creator Obsidian is planning to pitch a brand new Star Wars RPG to Disney.

The move, of course, comes as the world still comes to grips with the news that Disney, fresh from the acquisition of LucasArts, is working not only on a new movie trilogy but also a number of spin-off movies based on popular characters from the universe.

In other words, the potential is nearly endless.

“I would say it’s within the top three pitches we’ve ever come up with,” Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart told Rock Paper Shotgun. “There’s a lot of different eras in Star Wars, and that’s what we would focus on.”

It’s not the first post-KOTORII pitch Obsidian has tried, either.

“We pitched a between-Episode III and Episode IV game [to LucasArts] because we think that timeframe is super interesting,” Urquhart added. “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.

“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.

“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. 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].”

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