Speaking to IGN about Pillars of Eternity, Project director Josh Sawyer and lead programmer Brandon Adler talked about the idea of doing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3.
“I think there are a lot of the people at the studio that would like to do Knights of the Old Republic 3. 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.”
Right now the Knights of the Old Republic IP is owned by LucasArts, which was acquired by Disney in 2012. In 2013, Disney announced that LucasArts would no longer be developing games and any future LucasArts projects was promptly cancelled. LucasArts will now primarily be a publishing company with the aid of Disney Interactive. Any future Star Wars games will be developed by EA.
The first Knights of the Old Republic game came out in 2003 was developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts. Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords was developed by Obsidian in 2004 and published by LucasArts. Star Wars: The Old Republic, was released in 2011 by BioWare and published by EA. Fans of the series have wanted a new proper sequel of the series, but due to legal reasons, they may have to wait longer for Knights of the Old Republic 3 to be released.
Considering how great South Park: The Stick of Truth is, I would like to see Obsidian return to the world of Star Wars. If Knights of the Old Republic 3 ever does get made, it would be made by BioWare and published by EA. If BioWare doesn’t make it, another developer from EA will develop it.
Jesse Webster is a Senior Writer at MONG and knows that the high ground can be critical in winning in a fight.