The two entries in the Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic series are among the best Star Wars games ever released, allowing players to make a difference in the vast universe of the whole saga with their choices. There has been no new entry in the series since the release of Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic II, but it seems like a third game was planned and even pitched.
Speaking with VG247, former Obsidians’s boss Chris Avellone confirmed that there were plans for Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic III. These plans were even pitched, but the game was not developed in the end.
When we finished the second one we were all trying to restore our lives back to sanity. We did start working on the third game pitch, because we always imagined the trilogy. Even when working on the second game, we tried to foreshadow what Darth Revan was doing in the second game, and he wasn’t always just ruthlessly and mindlessly blowing everything up. He actually had a larger plan because there was some greater manipulation and threat going on.
More details on this never released game have also been revealed in the same interview.
The third game involved you, as a player character, following where Revan went and then taking the battle to the really ancient Sith lords who are far more terrifying than the Darths that show up. These guys would just be monsters. These would have a level of power that was considerable, but at the same time you’d be able to dig more into their psychologies, and their personalities, their history, and even how they dealt with the player, how they talk with the player, the different powers they cultivated and developed, and for some of them like – they’re the ancients, so they’re not just ruling a solar system, [but] swathes of the galaxy.
So the places you travel to you’d see how they left their stamp on that world, or that solar system, or whatever collection of moons. You’d see how horrible that was. Part of that environment would tell a story about that. That would be a great, epic way to end the trilogy. The Old Republic are out there. We just didn’t get a chance to do it.
Even though a new Knights of the Old Republic game is not getting released, Star Wars fans have a lot to look forward to, as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will launch later this year on PC and consoles.