Obsidian’s cancelled Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3 would have had players battling ancient Sith lords far more terrifying than Darth Maul or even the series’ own Darth Revan. That’s according to writer Chris Avellone, who worked on the project and discussed its story with VG 24/7.
Avellone, who also helped write Knights of the Old Republic 2, says Knights of the Old Republic 3 continued the hunt for Revan, and coming into conflict with elder Sith lords who rule over huge galactic territories that span multiple star systems.
“These guys would just be monsters,” Avellone said. “These would have a level of power that was considerable, but at the same time you’d be able to dig more into psychologies, and their personalities, their history, and even how they dealt with the player.”
The locations in the game – planets, moons, star systems – would all bear the unique stamp of their Sith ruler, a kind of devastation and terror unique to each of the lords.
Unlike Supreme Leader Snoke, Avellone says the ancient Sith lords created for Knights of the Old Republic 3 would be gradually revealed and clarified over the course of the game, which would have given players the opportunity to learn their backstories and motivations.
Of course, we’ll never know what Obsidian had in store for us. The game was cancelled when LucasArts ran into financial problems, and while BioWare has reportedly pitched a third game in the series to EA several times, the concept was eventually mothballed.
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Fortunately, Avellone in the meantime went to work with Respawn on its upcoming Star Wars title, Jedi: Fallen Order. We’re due to learn more about that at EA’s Star Wars livestream later today. The Fallen Order release date was revealed today, and we’ll be curious to hear more about its story in the coming months.