Obsidian Entertainment, developer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, has worked up a pitch for a new Star Wars game set in a time period not often seen – and the developer sounds pretty excited about it.
Speaking to Rock, Paper, Shotgun (via Joystiq), Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said that the studio has been working on a pitch for a new Star Wars game for some time. Rather than treading on familiar timelines, the game would fall between Episode III and Episode IV.
“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.”
After Obsidian’s original pitch to LucasArts, the Star Wars franchise changed hands with Disney becoming the new owner. Although this complicates things a bit, Urquhart says that Obsidian still intends to push hard for the game to get made.
“It’s something we’re still hoping for, even with the Disney/Lucas stuff going on,” he said. “It changes things a lot, but you know, we’re gonna push on it. I would say it’s within the top three pitches we’ve ever come up with. We really worked on it hard and distilled it down to these eight or ten pages that really sold the story and characters.”
Urquhart went on to say that LucasArts was impressed with the pitch, and wanted to speak with the studio.
“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].”