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Fallout: New Vegas dev pitches Star Wars game at LucasArts

Story set between Revenge of the Sith and original Star Wars

Well here's a tantalising prospect. Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment wants to make a Star Wars game for LucasArts, set sometime between the Jedi's downfall at the end of the third prequel and the events of the original film.

"There's a lot of different eras in Star Wars, and that's what we would focus on," studio head Feargus Urquhart told Rock, Paper, Shotgun, via VG247. "We pitched a between-Episode III and Episode IV game [to LucasArts]. Because we think that timeframe is super interesting.

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"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."

Urquhart isn't deterred by LucasArts' recent acquisition by Disney, which has taken a ruthless attitude to under-performing studios. "It's something we're still hoping for, even with the Disney/Lucas stuff going on," said Urquhart. "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. Then we sold it off to LucasArts and got a call back later that day. They were like, 'This seems really cool. We want to talk to you guys, like, tomorrow about it.'"

"We haven't [talked with Disney yet]," he admitted. "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]."

This could well be the spiritual Knights of the Old Republic follow-up we've been dreaming of, ladies. Fingers crossed that Urquhart and his team impress the bigwigs at Disney.

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