Obsidian looking to make a new Star Wars RPG!

Feargus Urquhart of Obsidian looking to make a new Star Wars RPG

Big news today, as it's been let out that Obsidian, makers of games like KOTOR 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and the Baldur's Gate series, is looking to make a new Star Wars RPG. Obsdian CEO Feargus Urquhart (cool name, huh?) spoke with RockPaperShotgun to say that he has been lobbying for the rights to make a new star wars game, since before the mergery with Disney.

Could we finally be getting KOTOR 3?

Sadly, no. Both Feargus, and writer/designer Chris Avellone have stated that they don't want to make another Old Republic game, citing poor sales. Instead, Chris wants to make the setting between episodes III and IV, having the story be about the hunt of the Jedi galaxy wide, and the Emperor's rise to power. Admittedly cool.

Personally, I think this sounds like a great setting for the game, and may lead to some interesting locales and situations. I've always wanted a game akin to Dark Forces and Jedi Academy series, where Force Powers and Lightsabers are only half of the game. Playing a squad of clone troopers hunting down the Jedi, or an Agent of the New Empire, employing stealth and assassination tactics to bring down his prey would be a breath of fresh air, in an setting already flooded with games playing as the powerful Jedi.

 

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Published Feb. 8th 2013
  • Neleb
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    EDIT: sorry, mouse is broked and doubleposted
  • Neleb
    I personally think the whole TOR scene was ruined with the release of EAWare's SWTOR. I like the whole TOR universe, but it's nice to have some proper Star Wars RPGs set in the proper time period. I think what Obsidian's doing is fantastic, and I am definitely buying whatever they end up releasing.
  • Jeremy
    Columnist
    Feedback is welcome!

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