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Lord Foley 10-30-2012 06:03 PM

Does Disney's Acquisition of Lucasfilm Bring More Hope for Kotor 3?
 
Title. Lucasarts is a subsidiary of Lucasfilm, so Disney now owns that as well. No doubt they want to profit from every available resource. Does new management give the Kotor franchise a brighter future?

I think it does, only because the future was pretty grim under the status quo. Shaking things up is Kotor 3's best shot, I think. They're gonna want big name video game releases around 2015 to help hype their new movie, and new Battlefront, Republic Commando and Kotor games could be just what they want.

Red Hessian 10-30-2012 06:10 PM

Short answer: No.

The future video games (if any) will be based on new merchandise (Episode VII), and since they plan to churn out a new Episode every 2-3 years, I wouldn't keep my hopes up for Kotor 3.

Dak Drexl 10-30-2012 06:45 PM

Haha yeah I doubt it - I'd welcome new Star Wars games with open arms, though. Except 1313 - looks average at best.

battle111 10-30-2012 06:48 PM

It will be good that there will be new star wars games

Blix 10-30-2012 06:50 PM

I wouldn't think that they'd have anything to do with The Old republic or anything pre Disney-Lucas, they want to churn out their cashcows so they can make a quicker 'guaranteed' profit.

Denny33142 10-30-2012 06:52 PM

There has not been a decent Star Wars game in more than 5 years, Considering that Disney has much deeper pockets and the fact that they want to take advantage of the Star Wars name to the fullest I would say that the chances of a kotor 3 are much higher now.

Dak Drexl 10-30-2012 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Denny33142 (Post 2822075)
There has not been a decent Star Wars game in more than 5 years

What was that one?

Christos K 10-30-2012 07:17 PM

So the Star Wars brand is also under LucasFilms. So, George Lucas is now a complete sell-out. Remember all that **** he said about how we wanted the movies to be his way? Now they could completely change that and he'd look like a fool.

Blix 10-30-2012 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Christos K (Post 2822085)
So the Star Wars brand is also under LucasFilms. So, George Lucas is now a complete sell-out. Remember all that **** he said about how we wanted the movies to be his way? Now they could completely change that and he'd look like a fool.

Not to mention the pre-existing continuity and that of the EU could be completely disregarded for an Episode VII - IX :argh:

Alexrd 10-30-2012 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Lord Foley (Post 2822049)
I think it does, only because the future was pretty grim under the status quo. Shaking things up is Kotor 3's best shot, I think. They're gonna want big name video game releases around 2015 to help hype their new movie, and new Battlefront, Republic Commando and Kotor games could be just what they want.

Somebody doesn't know how much crap Disney is on the videogame department...

Alexrd 10-30-2012 09:14 PM

Quote:

Disney CEO Robert Iger briefly discussed Disney's plans for game development using the intellectual properties acquired in the acquisition, saying, "We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console. We'll look opportunistically at console, most likely in licensing rather than publishing, but we think that given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, and the storytelling, that they lend themselves quite nicely, as they've already demonstrated to the other platforms."
Say goodbye to PC games altogether.

Dak Drexl 10-30-2012 09:54 PM

Interesting he should bring that up, I just read this article a few days ago...

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/1...ion-prize/all/

Livingtime 12-29-2012 08:50 AM

So we'll see a xbox Kinect version of kotor? aw snap! *sarcasm*
Seriously though, I don't understand why people are losing interest in game consoles O.o In my mind the next best thing would be virtual reality and things like the Kinect are just fail prototypes that no serious gamer would be into. Unfortunately Disney is in charge and they happen to have a thing with kids but doesn't Disney have another 'branch' company for serious things? Was it Touchstone Films? something like that would be perfect for Star Wars' more serious game series, such as TFU or KOTOR.

pew 05-21-2013 01:31 PM

No.
No one cares anything about the kotor crowd, NO ONE
they will just keep pumping out lame hack n' slash games like TFU..
Here's what I've learned, if its a good game over 3 years old (especially rpg's) and everyone is demanding a sequel, they wont give you one. Sorry, but its the truth..

supreme kotor 05-21-2013 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pew (Post 2832782)
No.
No one cares anything about the kotor crowd, NO ONE
they will just keep pumping out lame hack n' slash games like TFU..
Here's what I've learned, if its a good game over 3 years old (especially rpg's) and everyone is demanding a sequel, they wont give you one. Sorry, but its the truth..

Well we may not get another Kotor game per say...but EA payed ALOT of money for Bioware and I'm sure they wouldn't mind to start repaying for their Bioware investment.

Darth Avlectus 05-22-2013 02:25 AM

In a word: no.

Have not read other posts yet, just OP.

Pretty sure if Disney killed off the franchise from filmmaking, it doesn't affect the games one way or the other.

Since the games are licensed to BioWare, I'd assume it's on those guys for whatever future of SW games there may be, unless I'm missing something.

(The following is just an Opinion influenced by experiences of others, have not played it myself and may still not for awhile yet... :()

I wouldn't call SWTOR a flop, but I am scratching my head because the storylines for the Jedi Knight and the Sith Warrior are essentially so polarized. Don't get me wrong, good stories (so I hear) but lacking the flexibility of gray morality. And I look at how characters run and...it just looks funny... There's a few other things about it that need polish and refinement but I would say it generally is pretty far from being bad.


TL;DR: I hear SWTOR could have been so much better, but it still doesn't suck. Other than 1/4 content being polarized and running funny, I got nothing.
Rant over.


I think comics, both omnibus of past stuff and individual issues currently being printed, and stuff like that will continue being printed. Books and such. I have motivation for the essential atlas, as God-awful expensive as it is.

Zerimar Nyliram 06-05-2013 10:56 PM

Look. KOTOR is dead. The Revan novel was the official death nail in the coffin, destroying whatever minuscule amount of hope there was for a third game. We know how the story is resolved. It's over.

Shem 06-06-2013 03:13 PM

People forget KOTOR III. The problem people seem to want is the recapture the magic KOTOR brought to us 10 years ago. But the problem is LucasArts f'ed it up.

Back to recapturing the magic people are craving; instead of making KOTOR III, why not make a whole new role playing game from a different time period with original lovable characters. That's what KOTOR brought us 10 years ago, so why not do that again instead of making KOTOR III because KOTOR III will bring baggage as well and it's just best to forget that.

Time to start fresh.

Motorheadbanger 06-16-2013 05:18 AM

I'm actually pretty optimistic about the future of Star Wars. It will no longer be such a stagnant franchise, because, bluntly putting it, Disney paid a s***load of cash for it and will be trying every way to make their money back.

It looks like EA is already putting something together and there is some slight hope for a Kotor-style SPRPG considering that a teaser for Battlefront III just came out at E3, revealing that the heads of the Lucas video games branch are finally listening to the fans.


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