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Obsidian really want to work on Knights of the Old Republic 3
Posted: 25.07.2014 11:00 by nickhorth1 Comments: 5
Obsidian have currently got their hands full with Pillars of Eternity, but they'd love to return to the Star Wars universe for Knight of the Old Republic 3.

They'd love it so much, in fact that according to producer Brandon Adler they talk about it "every three to six months."

 
Obsidian were of course responsible for the rough, unfinished but still excellent KOTOR 2, a game which for my money is one of the most interesting things ever to come out of the Star Wars universe. Moral ambiguity? Scottish Sith Lord? Furious wookie assassin? Be still my heart.

"I think there are a lot of the people at the studio that would like to do Knights of the Old Republic 3," Pillars of Eternity project lead Josh Sawyer told IGN. "I think at that time LucasArts was really focused on what they considered to be extreme, extreme blockbusters and even though the Knights of the Old Republic series was pretty successful, it just never seemed like something that was going to happen at that time. Having said that, a lot of time has passed. I know there are a lot of people at the studio who are really interested in doing a project like that."

Not that this means Obsidian will get to play around in that universe again. EA now own the rights to Star Wars franchise video games, so any project would have to go through them. Still, that hasn't stopped Obsidian from brainstorming ideas.

"It’s something that comes up every three to six months,"
Adler explains. "We bring it up and talk about it. Not anything terribly serious, but we just say ‘wouldn’t it be cool if?’ and just develop some ideas for what we’d do with that stuff."

Right now Obsidian are still concentrating on adding the finishing touches to Pillars of Eternity, their Kickstarter-funded fantasy RPG. I got to see it in action recently. It looks nice.

Source: IGN

Comments

By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Veteran) on Jul 25, 2014
LukeDion1987
Good please no, Obsidian games are good in terms of gameplay, but they are so so buggy.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 25, 2014
nocutius
As long as it finally gets made as a proper sequel I don't mind a few bugs, Stalker had a few of those as well and yet it's still one of my favorite games ever, just as Kotor series is.
By V4ndall (SI Veteran Member) on Jul 26, 2014
V4ndall
And with everyone and their dog wanting to earn money from KS, it's no wonder they already have plans for more. But for one, I wish them luck. They've earned it with all the great games they made so far.
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Jul 26, 2014
Mindrax
Bugs doesn't bugger me, it's part of the gaming experience :)
By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Veteran) on Jul 26, 2014
LukeDion1987
Yeah, so now because many like you we will have even more buggy games, it's just the same situation like with DLC's - people still buy it, so they keep making them. I personally just hate bugs in games, especially those immersion breaking bugs like in Obsidian and Bethesda games...