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Obsidian Has a New Star Wars Game Pitch and is Ready to Approach Disney

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Posted on February 8, 2013 AT 04:36am

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 developer Obsidian Entertainment has a new Star Wars game in mind, and is now waiting for the right time to pitch it to Disney.

Studio head Feargus Urquhart claims that it is one of the “top three pitches” that the studio has ever come up with.

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

This isn’t the first time that Obsidian has had this idea though, “We pitched a between-Episode III and Episode IV game [to LucasArts],” he added. “Because we think that time frame 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.”

However, that failure hasn’t dampened the studio’s spirits and it’s ready to go again with Disney, when the time is right. “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],” Urquhart concluded.

What do you think this new game could be about? Share your ideas below.

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