Obsidian Would Love to Pitch a New Star Wars Game To Disney

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Obsidian Would Love to Pitch a New Star Wars Game To Disney

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Knights of the Old Republic 2 developer Obsidian Entertainment is sad to see Lucasarts die, but hopes to see Star Wars videogames live on.

The news of Disney closing down LucasArts was a somewhat expected, but still saddening event for gamers and developers alike. Obsidian Entertainment, the developer who brought us Knights of the Old Republic 2, is among those in mourning, but offers a glimmer of hope to the future of Star Wars videogames. "As for Obsidian pitching a Star Wars game, or games for that matter, we would love to. Getting to work within the Star Wars world was a tonne of fun and it would be great to get to do so again," said Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart.

"We've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimising the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games," said Disney in a statement accompanying the closure of the studio. A pitch from Obsidian to make a new game seems to be exactly what Disney is looking for, so things are looking good that this may actually happen.

Even more promising is the fact that Obsidian already pithced a new Star Wars game to LucasArts back in February. Lead Designer Chris Avellone came up with "a really cool story" and one of the studio's best ever pitches, 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,"

Knights of the Old Republic 2 was the critically acclaimed sequel to Knights of the Old Republic, which was developed by Bioware. Both games were published by LucasArts. KOTOR 2 was developed in just under a year, but still managed to blow gamers away with its edge-of-your-seat story and immersive gameplay. It did, however, have a whole boatload of bugs, glitches, and missing content.

The good news is that some industrious modders basically fixed all of the game's problems, a move that was actually praised by Avellone. You can pick the game up on Steam for around $7, and download the Sith Lords Restored Content Mod on ModDB.

Source: Eurogamer

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PLEASE, PLEASE, OH GOD PLEASE.

MAKE A KOTOR III/OBSIDIAN STAR WARS RPG!

GREEN-LIGHT IT AND REDEEM YOURSELF, YOU CARTOON RAT!

Hopefully they get it green-lit. Kotor 2 was great, despite the bugs and rushed ending.

Of course, is moral ambiguity something Disney wants in Star Wars?

I can't help but feel Obsidian at least feels a little satisfaction in knowing that the guys who screwed them over are now in turn screwed over.

So... many... typos...

But anyway: I'd totally be on board with that, as long as it's in the movie timeframe. I didn't care too much for the entire Old-Republic setting. Give me the REAL empire, not the Sith knockoff [I know that in-universe the former was probably modelled after the latter, but on the meta-level the former was there first]!

What I wouldn't give for another die-based RPG set in the Star Wars universe (preferably the Old Republic or anywhere Starwalkers haven't been yet). The original Knights game was the one I prefer in all honesty but I spent a couple hundred hours in both games. Hopefully this project will get the green light.

Looks Obsidian indeed might get the chance to develop the next Star Wars game. On the other hand it's too good to be true.

If they do get the project, then I assume it's gonna be an AAA project with expensive graphics and most likely full voice-acting. While I'm thrilled to see another Obsidian game, I hope it won't affect the amount of choices or length of the game.

Also, could someone please explain to me how the timeline relates to the other Kotor games? Between Episode 3 and 4 doesn't say much to me, since I'm no big Star Wars fan. Or to phrase differently, is there a chance that I might see Atton in the next game?

Karoshi:

Also, could someone please explain to me how the timeline relates to the other Kotor games? Between Episode 3 and 4 doesn't say much to me, since I'm no big Star Wars fan. Or to phrase differently, is there a chance that I might see Atton in the next game?

The KOTOR games are set a good few millennia before the movies. Not easy to tell, as the technology is practically the same.

I'm playing Kotor 2 right now, all I can say is, Disney I would love you so much if you actually did this

I'd love to play another KOTOR and Jedi Knight.
Battlefront 3 would be nice to see, but I don't want it as bad as the other two.

Between Episode 3 and 4 means it would take place between the moment Anakin became Vader and the moment we first saw Luke.

If a KOTOR III is made I would like to see both Bioware and Obsidian team up and develop the game and see if they could hire Drew Karpyshyn back. I would like to see elements of Alpha Protocol in it as well. Such as the dialogue system and the intertwining mission system where what you do on one mission effects what could happen or what an enemy or ally says or does.

image Gah...guh....OH OBSIDIAN, YOU'VE MADE ME THE HAPPIEST GAL IN THE WORLD!

Please, Disney. Do you know how much support you would get from this? I don't care if I see Mickey Mouse wielding a lightsaber, just pleaaaase. You heard them, Chris already has an awesome story! Don't diss Chris, man don't do that. He has social phobias.

Monsterfurby:
So... many... typos...

But anyway: I'd totally be on board with that, as long as it's in the movie timeframe. I didn't care too much for the entire Old-Republic setting. Give me the REAL empire, not the Sith knockoff [I know that in-universe the former was probably modelled after the latter, but on the meta-level the former was there first]!

Help me out here, I just managed to spot the one (KOTOR2 instead of KOTO2)

Could be interesting playing as a jedi trying to avoid being purged while Darth Vader and Starkiller are running around playing the boogey man like Lu Bu of dynasty Warriors. Have the Jedi doing good or bad deeds and the more they do the more attention is drawn to them, thus raising the sith awareness of you, but also the greater potential rewards. Of course this may raise continuity issues between episodes 3 and 4.

Yes! Do it! Give them the green light Disney!

Karoshi:

Also, could someone please explain to me how the timeline relates to the other Kotor games? Between Episode 3 and 4 doesn't say much to me, since I'm no big Star Wars fan. Or to phrase differently, is there a chance that I might see Atton in the next game?

This will be set between the movies Ep. 3 and 4 with the rise of Palpatine's Empire, so no you probably won't see Atton in the game

Hope this gets greenlit though, TSL had potential but Peragus was one of the most boring areas of the I've ever slogged through and I really enjoyed the trips through the Fade and Deep roads in Dragon Age: Origins and also the Taris section in the original KOTOR. which I have heard people complain about especially the Fade. I also didn't care much for the squad-mates or the other main characters in TSL

I would like to see it set after Return of the Jedi. For two reasons;

1- The old Republic timeline has been done. Let's move on.
2- To set in stone what occurs after RotJ. The EU is essentially Schrodinger's cat.

Soviet Heavy:
I can't help but feel Obsidian at least feels a little satisfaction in knowing that the guys who screwed them over are now in turn screwed over.

They probably wouldn't let it show if they did. Obsidian are/are really careful to be pretty pro-publisher (probably because their jobs depend on making deals with them) for example Chris Avellone always says his mistake was trying to make the minigames from KotoR actually good this time round. With such a short timeframe he reckons he should've have just ditched them and focused on everything else

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MAKE IT SO!

Frostbyte666:
Could be interesting playing as a jedi trying to avoid being purged while Darth Vader and Starkiller are running around playing the boogey man like Lu Bu of dynasty Warriors. Have the Jedi doing good or bad deeds and the more they do the more attention is drawn to them, thus raising the sith awareness of you, but also the greater potential rewards. Of course this may raise continuity issues between episodes 3 and 4.

It would be interesting to see how the story goes around of mentions Star Killer, while I haven't played the Forced Unleashed games myself, I do believe they're canon. Correct?

It would interesting to see how that plays out with Bioware and SWTOR. Given that SWTOR very definitely involves the KOTOR storyline, I suspect Obsidian would have to find a different place in the chronology to mess with.

no plz, no another star wars game. there is to much crap attach to it. stick to new IPs i beg you.

PS or ressurect some titles like baluds game and icewind dale

Actually, after first thinking not Obsidian due to the bugs in several of their releases, KOTOR 2 and Fallout: New Vegas in particular, they actually might be able to pull this off.

I don't think the barely animated zombie with the Bioware name which EA are keeping alive has any chance of doing another big game that's any good, sadly.

Genocidicles:
The KOTOR games are set a good few millennia before the movies. Not easy to tell, as the technology is practically the same.

DarksideFlame:

This will be set between the movies Ep. 3 and 4 with the rise of Palpatine's Empire, so no you probably won't see Atton in the game

Maybe Atton will return as a Jedi-eating zombie shambling through the galaxy? Either way, thanks for the answer.

KOTOR was great, I had 2 half naked sith warriors fight for me as i was shooting lightning in the background. Even ST: OR sucks as a free mmo, because there is no sex appeal.

Well maybe if there is more oversight in Q&A than your typical Obsidian bugfest. I love kotor 2 and new vegas and neverwinter nights 2, but only after installing fan made fixes (or in the case of NWN2, fan made worlds with their own functions.)

Also, I think, or hope, they meant ep 3 and 4 of the kotor franchise and not the movies, as they said they loved the kotor time frame. Again, I hope that is just a bad choice of words or a poor reproduction of an article.

Ya well as long as TOR is still running there will be none of that, so perhaps arrange a carpet bombing first and then do the pitch...

Make it so and make it happen for consoles too obsidian!.

Another bug infested game, rushed to hell, with a piss poor ending, then they'll cry and blame the publishers for not giving them more money (ever heard of budgeting and time management)? Same old excuses every damn time. Fanbois keep up at it, this world needs more broken games.

I can honestly say that I don't want that.
Obsidian is an horribly incapable developer. Not even one of their releases was technically acceptable and they do not even fix their own stuff, no they just throw some half-assed fixes out and then quickly abandon the sinking ship hoping the community fixes their stuff for them blaming the publisher for all the problems in the process avoiding responsibility all together.
And the worst thing: The community buys this shit even so they repeated the same thing over and over again.

No. Please Disney don't give these trickster money to develop a SW RPG. Give to some other guys that proven they can deliver a working product.

Best news ive heard in a long time. Still ticked at Disney over closing Lucas arts, but I need new star wars games like the ones i grew up with damn it!

Ishigami:
I can honestly say that I don't want that.
Obsidian is an horribly incapable developer. Not even one of their releases was technically acceptable and they do not even fix their own stuff, no they just throw some half-assed fixes out and then quickly abandon the sinking ship hoping the community fixes their stuff for them blaming the publisher for all the problems in the process avoiding responsibility all together.
And the worst thing: The community buys this shit even so they repeated the same thing over and over again.

No. Please Disney don't give these trickster money to develop a SW RPG. Give to some other guys that proven they can deliver a working product.

Damn right QFT.

Give it to a company who is passionate about their games, and keep on giving after they launch their games. Give it to CD Projekt RED

Ishigami:

Obsidian is an horribly incapable developer. Not even one of their releases was technically acceptable and they do not even fix their own stuff, no they just throw some half-assed fixes out and then quickly abandon the sinking ship hoping the community fixes their stuff for them blaming the publisher for all the problems in the process avoiding responsibility all together.

From LucasArt's schizophrenic behavior on KotOR II's release date, over SEGA pushing the Alpha Protocol's release date but still going "HA HA! ...HELL NO!" on giving extra resources to polishing the game in the delay period, to Bethesda being responsible for the QA in Fallout: New Vegas, I would say that they are pretty justified in blaming the publisher in a lot of cases.

Blachman201:

Ishigami:

Obsidian is an horribly incapable developer. Not even one of their releases was technically acceptable and they do not even fix their own stuff, no they just throw some half-assed fixes out and then quickly abandon the sinking ship hoping the community fixes their stuff for them blaming the publisher for all the problems in the process avoiding responsibility all together.

From LucasArt's schizophrenic behavior on KotOR II's release date, over SEGA pushing the Alpha Protocol's release date but still going "HA HA! ...HELL NO!" on giving extra resources to polishing the game in the delay period, to Bethesda being responsible for the QA in Fallout: New Vegas, I would say that they are pretty justified in blaming the publisher in a lot of cases.

Keep on making excuses for them, every single game they ALWAYS blame the publishers. They should fire whoever is in charge of their time management and budget cos Obsidian will make the same excuse if given 10 years & 9 billion dollars to make a game.

If Disney do give the go ahead, I can guarantee you once the game is out Obsidian - " Disnay wont give us moar monies and moar time wah wah wah... plz blame dem for making us make a broken game, also plz communities fix dis for us"

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