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kookaburra
08-05-2005, 04:06 AM
Hello Everyone


Look what I found :D


Kotor 3 Announced

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"As a leading representative of BioWare Corp. given the mamoth task of publicising the next in the series of Knights Of The Old Republic games (KOTOR 3), I have permission to confirm that this title is now several months underway.

This may come as a surprise to those who are currently reading this, as it was previously believed that the KOTOR staff had been cut from the LucasArts project. I can also confirm that the KOTOR 3 team is now officially on LucasArts budget and eagerly developing what we hope to be a 'must have' title on as of yet unconfirmed Next Generation platforms for 2006.

With more details to be released in the coming weeks, 3 points concerning KOTOR 3 can be posted:

1)The story takes place in a period roughly 14 years after KOTOR 2: The Sith Lords.

2)There will be new characters, equipment, classes, mini games and an entirely new combat system based on the interface used on Jade Empire.

3)The plot follows directly from the last game, plunging the galaxy into war with the True Sith.

This has yet to be posted onto the BioWare official website (www.bioware.com) as the pages are currently serving as a front to keep viewers occupied during a drastic remodelling process of the entire site.

As previously stated, this message is soon to be posted around the internet, and new details are to be released soon.

Keep checking back for more information."

Found this online somewhere great news or what? And to think that Bio ware is doing the game makes my day!

source:

http://kotorfanmedia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=992&start=15


A guy called master Jenson posted this from KFM (KotorFanMedia) I thought it

was a great post so I thought I pass on the news. please just take this as a rumour or news but any way here is the link to where I got it from. so please don't flame me for this or any thing, I just wanted to share it and discuss it with fellow KOtorians. any way take care :D

ORGINAL SOURCE:

http://www.cad-forums.com/showthread.php?t=40654


enjoy

Kookaburra :D

(Strider)
08-05-2005, 04:40 AM
^^^^

That's good.

2006? Well I hope that they have enough time to finish the game.

I always thought that BioWare should have the task of doing KOTOR 3.

A combat system based on Jade Empire? I've always wanted that.

Achilles
08-05-2005, 04:52 AM
Sounds neat. I'll feel a lot better when I see something on either LA's or BW's site.

RedHawke
08-05-2005, 05:32 AM
^^^^
I'm with Achilles on this one...

ChAiNz.2da
08-05-2005, 05:56 AM
Sounds neat. I'll feel a lot better when I see something on either LA's or BW's site.
agreed. :D

Hey kookaburra,
Do you have a link where you saw that? Try checking your history. This would be great news, though I can think of at least one site where if this was where it was posted then it's pure crap ;)

starmark2k
08-05-2005, 06:32 AM
If this true then it alll sounds good although if its based 14 years after there will be alot of history to be mentioned in the game.

Bastila
08-05-2005, 06:32 AM
I don't really like the idea of a 14 year old gap from TSL.

biscuitneilston
08-05-2005, 06:40 AM
It will be interesting to see the 'True' sith in comparison with the Sith we've been fighting in the other two games...be good if they all wore black cloaks with their hoods over their eyes, all mysterious like :)

kookaburra
08-05-2005, 06:46 AM
I have posted the source for you guys to have a look :D

Smilodon
08-05-2005, 07:18 AM
^^^^
I'm with Achilles on this one...

Same for me. I hope they'll also announce some of the new features above like the characters and a new combat system.

Bob Lion54
08-05-2005, 08:13 AM
Notice the user name for the poster.

Kotor 3 Rumor (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=150149)

sorry, but it looks like someone has nothing better to do then spam forums with fake news.

Tomb King
08-05-2005, 08:18 AM
Can someone explain the combat, since I've never played the Jade Empire.

montnoir
08-05-2005, 08:42 AM
Oh yes. This sounds and looks utter fake. The "True Sith" and the "plot follows directly from that of the last game" pretty much gives it away. Had it been any other company than Bioware I might have given it the benefit of the doubt. But to imply that Bioware would continue someone else's story is... phony.

I think it's a safe bet that LucasArts will take a more liberal approach to the first 2 games and make K3 more stand alone than previously.

That and also "didn't want to post on BW forum because they are undergoing some updates/upgrades". Oh, please! An official developer of Bioware posting on a completely different forum. Not even an interview.

I'd venture to say it's safe for everyone to just ignore this.

stingerhs
08-05-2005, 10:45 AM
i'm with montnoir: until i see some solid proof, as in official announcements, i won't be convinced.

Hallucination
08-05-2005, 11:15 AM
I have to agree that it sounds fake. Like Obsidian is gonna give away its story to Bioware without a fight (well they might, depending on the bribe). Too bad isn't believable, I wish there was some official word/interviews.

Darth333
08-05-2005, 11:23 AM
lol! that same guy who posted at the CAD forums posted at the swamp too: http://lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=150149

While a Kotor 3 game is more than probable, this post is a scam. A LucasArts game would not be announced in this manner. For the official annoucements, check the LucasArts site.

Bastila
08-05-2005, 11:26 AM
I think bascily everyone, will not belive anything till it's on LA site or BioWear or who every is making it.

Char Ell
08-05-2005, 11:27 AM
I'm with everyone that has a very skeptical attitude towards this "announcement." The referenced CADForums post is by a new user registered in July 2005 with only 1 post and says he "found this online somewhere." Hardly credible...
I don't expect we'll hear anything official about KotOR 3 until end of this year at the earliest but I can't see how LucasArts won't get some developer (BioWare, Obsidian, or whomever) to create the next game of the KotOR saga at some point in the future.

witchfinder
08-05-2005, 11:39 AM
I doubted it from the moment I saw "mammoth" had been spelt wrong! :lol:

Emperor Devon
08-05-2005, 12:14 PM
14 years after the second game? Come on. By then, Mandalore will be walking around whacking people with a cane. And if you were on the Light Side (how odd), Jolee would be dead and Mission would be all grown up. Not exactly the kind of way you want to re-introduce some of the really good characters.
If this was true, it would have been posted on LA's of Bioware's official site.

Lorden Darkblade
08-05-2005, 12:20 PM
lol! that same guy who posted at the CAD forums posted at the swamp too: http://lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=150149

While a Kotor 3 game is more than probable, this post is a scam. A LucasArts game would never be announced in this manner. For the official annoucements, check the LucasArts site.
I think our little Super Moderator said it all ;) :thumbsup:
I'm with Darth333

The_Maker
08-05-2005, 03:24 PM
Jade Empire combat system? Bah... I sure hope they don't ruin the series with a lousy combat system clone with alterations here and there trying to make it "better"...

And I agree wtih Achilles, I would feel safer knowing it is official news rather than a "rumor" <.<

Bob Lion54
08-05-2005, 03:29 PM
So, as I asked in the swamp, what is the point of setting up an account just to make 1 bogus post?

90SK
08-05-2005, 04:23 PM
^^^
Who knows. Some people just like to see things stirred up.

I don't think we'll be seeing Bioware on the KotOR series anymore. Truthfully, I would much prefer OE do KotOR 3; the vibe they set in KotOR 2 was quite lovely.

Achilles
08-05-2005, 04:44 PM
I don't think we'll be seeing Bioware on the KotOR series anymore. Truthfully, I would much prefer OE do KotOR 3; the vibe they set in KotOR 2 was quite lovely. Agreed. Since I don't think the admins would create a whole new forum based on one person's spam, I suspect that we will hear something official in the near future.

:fist: Damn you moderators and all your inside information:fist:
=>:D<=

Darth333
08-05-2005, 04:58 PM
Achilles, if you want the official source you have this: :p

When asked about KotOR 3 during an interview, Peter Hirschman, vice-president of product development at LucasArts said:
That's a great idea. [Poker face] :confused:
Summary and link to full interview on our website: http://www.starwarsknights.com/#fus_192

Achilles
08-05-2005, 05:22 PM
Yeah, I read that too ;)

Something tells me that you have more than that, but I respect your vow of silence. I promise not to bribe you with chocolate or mexican food.

noghri_assasin
08-05-2005, 08:23 PM
hmmm the True Sith ey. Well that sounds cool, bun untill I see the news here or somewhere else I know is real I'm just goin' to wait. But I don't think that Bio will do it. OE did a great job with TSL, could use a bit of thouch ups here and there but otherwise I hope they do Kotor3.

SITHSLAYER133
08-06-2005, 07:43 AM
i doubt the true sith would actualy reveal themselves because one of the tricks is to use darksiders for puppets in their bidding

SITHSLAYER133
08-06-2005, 07:51 AM
14 years my god that will be horrible it will murder the story line i recoken that it should just come off the endin of tsl with havin maybe a short cinnie of the end of tsl with the exile landin god noes where me hates this going off never to bes seen crud

M1911A1
08-06-2005, 12:49 PM
Yah, I would loooove for the story to take off from the moment the Ebon Hawk and crew leave Malachor V.

PS, I've never played the game on the D/S so I don't know how the game ends that way lol.

kookaburra
08-07-2005, 05:41 AM
I think 14 years is a bit big of a gap my self

Achilles
08-07-2005, 05:56 AM
I think 14 years is a bit big of a gap my selfConsidering that we don't have anything official re: the storyline, how in the heck can you have an educated opinion one way or the other?

The_Maker
08-07-2005, 02:22 PM
Considering that we don't have anything official re: the storyline, how in the heck can you have an educated opinion one way or the other?
Here here!
You don't use your logic, your logic is used against you :p
I really hope they will not place K3 14 friggin years after TSL which is 5 years of Kotor so that would be almost 19 stinking years... o.0

DarthSilus
08-07-2005, 03:32 PM
I to beleive 14 years is a leap, unless we are not playing as the exile, but rather a a jedi of the reformed Order going off to see where the Exile went, (to see the Sith.) Proboably the True Sith will be coming to the Republic though... I would have like to happen upon the Old Sith Empire and see both Revan and the Exile....
Funny, I was always saying that they were to fight the True Sith, but no one belived me, now everyone does :)

Commas
08-07-2005, 04:51 PM
i wont believe it till i hear it from LA or whoever is going to be developing, but i really hope that this rumor is false. as cool as biowear doing another kotor would be, i find it highly unlikely, and as for 14 years after tsl, please god no! the game has got to pick up right after tsl, and you got to play as the exile. it would be a huge stretch for me that there is now a third jedi that is going to follow the exile who is following revan to the true sith. to me the story of the exile's search for revan beyond the outer rim would be the most exciting storyline (but i've already talked about that in another thread so i wont get into it here), and considering that so much was NOT explained on Malachor V i'd really like for the game to pick up about, oh, lets say 14 MINUTES after the end of TSL.

IndianaSolo
08-07-2005, 09:12 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I tend not to believe anything posted by someone on a message board claiming to be "official", especially when it so happens to be their first post.

Char Ell
08-08-2005, 02:53 AM
If anyone reading this thread for some insane and illogical reason doesn't believe our super mod Darth333 viciously decapitated this "announcement" already then go to this link (http://swforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=445216&forum=26) on Bioware's forums. If after reading this post you still think there is something to this joker's babbling then you are beyond help, past hope and your soul consigned to one of our forum darksiders relieving it of its useless existence.

*Knowingly looks in Emperor Devon's and RedHawke's direction* :lightning

Achilles
08-08-2005, 03:24 AM
Well, I think most reasonable people assumed that the message was crap and the messenger a sensationalist. Does that mean that we aren't anticipating some news in the near future? Don't count on it.

kookaburra
08-08-2005, 05:51 AM
If anyone reading this thread for some insane and illogical reason doesn't believe our super mod Darth333 viciously decapitated this "announcement" already then go to this link (http://swforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=445216&forum=26) on Bioware's forums. If after reading this post you still think there is something to this joker's babbling then you are beyond help, past hope and your soul consigned to one of our forum darksiders relieving it of its useless existence.

*Knowingly looks in Emperor Devon's and RedHawke's direction* :lightning


well bugga the creator who created the rumour altogether. bugga buga bugga bugga bugga.

Astrotoy7
08-08-2005, 06:20 AM
RandomThought, who originally posted that, is a jackass. You dont think think Bioware would employ a "leading representative" who cant even spell :p

Also, KOTOR2 was handed over to Obisidian, who says BioWare is taking it back, theyre making NWN2, you'd think they have enough to do :p

Like others have said, unless you hear it from Lucasarts, then its prolly a load of BS

mtfbwya

Bob Lion54
08-08-2005, 09:36 AM
^^^^^
What he said.

Also, this RandomThought person posted this in at least 2 forums (LF in the swamp and the one from the first post). To me it seems he/she signed up to a bunch of forums just to post that bit of nonsense. The motivation behind it still eludes me.

What eludes me even more is why people are falling for it!

Besides, my barber,who must remain nameless, told me his cousin's best friend's mother's old roommate form college's exboy-friend works at LA and can confirm that Troika is heading the development of the game.

Darth333
08-08-2005, 09:52 AM
Hehe Astro, Bioware is not making nwn2: it's Obsidian ;)

As for the announcement made in an informal manner by this alleged "leading representative of BioWare Corp" on various forums, including the swamp, it doesn't originate from Bioware's offices...

ChAiNz.2da
08-08-2005, 09:56 AM
Hehe Astro, Bioware is not making nwn2: it's Obsidian ;)

As for the announcement made in an informal manner by this alleged "leading representative of BioWare Corp" on various forums, including the swamp, it definitely doesn't originate from Bioware's offices...
Agreed, Bioware is shaking their money maker in the direction of Dragon Age (which I'm highly anticipating)... the only problem I forsee, is that by some fluke it will be released at the same time as NWN2 (Obsidian)... if that happens... I'm going to go nuts... moreso than I already am ;) hehehe...

Jamps
08-08-2005, 06:01 PM
This is nothing but a rumor......

Proof:

http://swforums.bioware.com/viewtopic.html?topic=445216&forum=26

IndianaSolo
08-08-2005, 06:40 PM
I wish people would only post rumors that have atleast some credibility to them. :snear:

james975
08-08-2005, 10:28 PM
I think this is total bunk. Someone wrote this to try and do exactly what it has done on this board, get a rise out of people.

It's unfortunate that people can be so low sometimes but hey, what can you do? I don't believe anything until there's an official announcement. Call me pessimistic, call me realistic, just look at the facts first.

IndianaSolo
08-08-2005, 11:36 PM
I think this is total bunk. Someone wrote this to try and do exactly what it has done on this board, get a rise out of people.

It's unfortunate that people can be so low sometimes but hey, what can you do? I don't believe anything until there's an official announcement. Call me pessimistic, call me realistic, just look at the facts first.

People just need to be smart about jumping the gun and believing these people who post random trash to get noticed.

ChAiNz.2da
08-09-2005, 06:11 AM
Well, being rumor or no, you have to give the thread a little "credit".. it started out a good discussion of what we'd all like to see in the next geneneration of the game :bluidea:

Look at all the other threads in the KotOR III section, there's some great ideas being discussed and we can only hope that the Devs are out there reading this stuff... and we know they listen to at least some of the stuff ;)

Astrotoy7
08-09-2005, 11:04 AM
Hehe Astro, Bioware is not making nwn2: it's Obsidian ;)

As for the announcement made in an informal manner by this alleged "leading representative of BioWare Corp" on various forums, including the swamp, it doesn't originate from Bioware's offices...

oh dear, I actually knew that, and had forgotten it, and now know it again :( With Obsidian taking KOTOR2, the end result was fun but didnt seem as complete as its predecessor. I hope Obsidian doesnt do this to my beloved NWN...

*puts on mithril helmet+4 and waits*

mtfbwya

ChAiNz.2da
08-09-2005, 11:12 AM
I hope Obsidian doesnt do this to my beloved NWN...
You and me both... I will really be uber-miffed if they mess up my NWN...

IndianaSolo
08-09-2005, 03:57 PM
Well, being rumor or no, you have to give the thread a little "credit".. it started out a good discussion of what we'd all like to see in the next geneneration of the game :bluidea:

Look at all the other threads in the KotOR III section, there's some great ideas being discussed and we can only hope that the Devs are out there reading this stuff... and we know they listen to at least some of the stuff ;)

True. But at the same time all the original poster had to do was make a topic about the link and say what they would like/dislike about the features noted in the link, instead of posting the link as some kind of "proof" that KOTOR III was in production.

I'm all for discussion. I'm just tired of seeing people jumping the gun on any and every small piece of rumor they find.

ChAiNz.2da
08-09-2005, 04:11 PM
'm all for discussion. I'm just tired of seeing people jumping the gun on any and every small piece of rumor they find.
I hear ya' man. I couldn't agree more :D

One of the main reasons I had asked for a source.. I know of several sites (though one in particular) that I'll know if it's crap immediately... ;)

Ultima Weapon 5
08-09-2005, 08:56 PM
that sounds good. i want bioware to do the new one.

Vladimir-Vlada
08-11-2005, 09:27 PM
*Becomes disapointed by the 14 year gap* :mad:

liquidrevan
12-22-2005, 01:56 AM
i hope thats true coz bungie`s one was heaps better than osbedian`s

90SK
12-22-2005, 09:41 PM
Bungie?

Hallucination
12-22-2005, 10:21 PM
i hope thats true coz bungie`s one was heaps better than osbedian`s
Bungie made Halo, not KOTOR. KOTOR was made by Bioware.

90SK
12-22-2005, 10:26 PM
I don't think Bioware will be heading KotOR III. Not that they wouldn't do a brilliant job, as they always do with their games, but it just isn't happening unless something drastic changes. They dropped the series for a reason, and they aren't going to just swing back to make the third installment.

kookaburra
12-22-2005, 11:48 PM
Hello Guys :D

It's Kookaburra here, I want to wish you all a great 2006 that is coming up a head of us. I unfortunely haven't found anymore Kotor III stuff *yet*, But of course I am on the hunt every day I am on the net to try and find some more Kotor III stuff as much as I can. when I find some more, you guys will be the first too know :D


Cheero


Kookaburra.

P.S Anyone may have the right to post any Kotor III anything if they like :D

StaffSaberist
12-23-2005, 12:20 AM
You do know what you posted is fake, right?

kookaburra
12-23-2005, 03:27 AM
POSTED DECEMBER 23RD 2005!!!! (AEST)


Ladies and Gents!


EDIT

THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR KOTOR III-HOPEFULLY.

NOTE: please take this as more rumour or speculation news. I just do my best to post Kotor III any thing. First of there are a few magazine sources that I up loaded to show you-to have proof what I saw what I am trying to say to you.But please,don't get too excited yet. I just like to share what I find. of course I really did find find theses articles in the magazine-and I ain't kidding. I got over-excited my self as i saw the article but of course articles are always articles.STILL, I hope you enjoy this post.

Cheero

Kookaburra





Hello,

KOTOR III Article ALERT!!!!!


I went to my news agent today and I brought a Xbox360 magazine. To my shock and excitement, I found something on Kotor III. Inside with the Xbox Magazine was a "confidential Internal use only booklet" stating that there were 23 Xbox games yet to be revealed-and guess what! Kotor III was one of them! So far! in side the booklet it says!


In front of the booklet it says:

FROM MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES ONLY.

Quote:
Welcome to the top secert document microsoft didn't want you tooo see-declassified. Packed with secert games MS and its army of publishers haven't yet conformed, this 36 page file reveals-in some cases, for the first time-huge 360 titles still under the radar: the rules don;t apply around here-so get inside and feast your eyes on the next years biggest anoncements.


Here are some games that are shown inside the booklet:

1.Avalon
2.BC
3.Bioware Game
4.Brute Force 2
5.The Chronicles Of Riddick 2
6.Fable 2
7.GTA 6
8.Half-life 3
9.Forza Motorsport 2
10.Halo 3
11.Hitman 5
12.Man With No Name Games
13.Jade Empire 2
14.Ninja Gaiden 2
12.Outrun Coast 2 Coast
13.Pro-Evolution Soccer 6
14.Rallisport Challange 3
15.The Sims
16.Splinter Cell 5
17.Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic III
18.Turok Next
19.Unreal Tournment 2007
20.WWE Westlemania 360








Star wars knights of the old republic III

from Obsidian out Late 2006.


Quote:
What we know: "are you planning to purchase an Xbox 360?" asks the currant poll on LucasArts offical site. As well it might-because a third round of Jedi justice is already coding up nicely, we hear. Osidian cut chunks of KOTOR II's story that "[didn't make sense when put in the context of the final game"- they'll likely be reinstalled for a juicy tying together of the trilogys's


UPDATED 23RD of DECEMBER 2005 !!!!!!

Here is some proof !!!!


linkie!!!!


here an minor article of Kotor III

{snip} please do not post magazine scans or other copyrighted documents on the boards. However, you can post text excerpts (not the entire article) citing the source.

here is the front cover of the booklet that the article came in

{snip} please do not post magazine scans or other copyrighted documents on the boards.


here is the first page of the booklet that the kotor III article came in.


{snip} please do not post magazine scans or other copyrighted documents on the boards.


Sorry for the quality of the images. My internet up loads seems to be such a bother

I could scan the while booklet for proof but that would take to much time. any way I really hope you enjoy this post.



UP DATED!!!!!!!!!!! heres another link found!!!!! for Kotor III stuff!!!!! the same article that I am trying to share with you guys. :)


http://www.ga-forum.com/showthread.php?t=68684




cheero


kookaburra

Ztalker
12-23-2005, 04:26 AM
*starts making statue for Kookabura*

Finally a reliable source!!
I think this IS the proof ttey are planning/making a K3!
It's more reliable then a forum, since magazines can't fake it, or else Uncle Bill will spank their sorrows asses ^^

HQ|Delta 07
12-23-2005, 05:07 AM
Yeah that look's pretty good. But how do you get a booklet which is for MS employees only? That's the question.

But if those news are real, then the game's gonna :rock:

the best news would be those that are posted on the LA site. I hope LA will announce K3 soon:D

Darth Windu
12-23-2005, 09:24 AM
NOTE: THIS NEWS IS NOT OFFICAL

Okay, just needed to point that out. While I was as excited as anyone else when I saw Kook's post, I need to point out a few things

1. This mag is UNOFFICAL - ie, not endorsed by Microsfot or any other game company

2. This mag had a front cover basically saying "Halo 3 is being made" - it's not

3. As for the 'MS Employees only...' stuff, it's just marketing. If you show someone info that the target thinks is classified, or someone doesn't want them to know, not only do they want even more to know about it, but they are also more inclined to believe it

4. This is pure speculation. Don't get me wrong, I would love Obsidian to do KotOR3, but since it's pretty much a sure thing, this mag can put it on their list with little chance of being wrong

StaffSaberist
12-23-2005, 12:47 PM
Not to mention the fact that I recognize the pic of the Sith Soldier dying, etc. I at least recognize the place. It's the Onderon Sky Ramp. If they go back there, I'll scream. I want something new.

Clone L68362
12-23-2005, 05:17 PM
I'm sick of seeing these magazines going "OMG KOTOR III is being made!!1" when there isn't any real evidence from anyone important, not even LA or BW or Obsidian. Until I see KOTOR III announced on a site like IGN I'm not going to pay attention to these topics.

Jackel
12-23-2005, 06:17 PM
Games inside booklet are: (inorder as shown)

[QUOTE=kookaburra]4.Brute Force 2
6.Brute Force 2
You posted this one twice, with different numbers. Maybe proof reading oyur post might help
11.Hitman 5
Funny, there wasnt even a Hitman 4!
13.Jade Empire 3
Or a Jade Empire 2!
19.Splinter Cell 5
And Splinter Cell 4 was only receantly announced!

Next time come up with some better game titles, and check what number games are up too before posting silly stuff like this.

kookaburra
12-23-2005, 09:23 PM
Excuse me Mr Jackel, But I am nice enough to simply share this with you. And plus, do not blame me for the titles that are chosen, I simply write what is written down.

The Source
12-24-2005, 08:13 PM
NOTE: THIS NEWS IS NOT OFFICAL

Okay, just needed to point that out. While I was as excited as anyone else when I saw Kook's post, I need to point out a few things

1. This mag is UNOFFICAL - ie, not endorsed by Microsfot or any other game company

2. This mag had a front cover basically saying "Halo 3 is being made" - it's not

3. As for the 'MS Employees only...' stuff, it's just marketing. If you show someone info that the target thinks is classified, or someone doesn't want them to know, not only do they want even more to know about it, but they are also more inclined to believe it

4. This is pure speculation. Don't get me wrong, I would love Obsidian to do KotOR3, but since it's pretty much a sure thing, this mag can put it on their list with little chance of being wrong

I have an older version of this advertising, and one cannot help but take notice that the XBox 360 is not making its projected sales. Otherwords, Microsoft most likely released this information to an outside source, so they can attract people to the XBox 360. It is a marketing ploy... As an ad designer and student, I have used similar tactics to get people to buy a product. It usually works. In the older version that I have, they mentioned many things that have become 100% true; therefore, I would take this news as a factual piece of advertising. The version I have came a year before the release of Halo 2 and Episode III, and all the facts in it came to reality.

Edit: If the titles are numbered wrong, there must be talk about the distant future of the games. Therefore, there is something moving in all the mentioned franchises.

Edit:: I read somewhere in this forums that Halo 3 is not being made, and it is mentioned in the advertising... Sad news for that claim, but Halo 3 is being made, and in the UK they are taking pre-orders.:
http://www.oxm.co.uk/
(Read the news section on the right!

Ztalker
12-25-2005, 05:06 AM
Well,

About the wrong numbers, there's a simple conclusion:
Hitman 4 will be made soon, but might go multi-platform, same goes for Jade Empire 2 (PC?)
I know 100% certain SC 4 will be Multi-platform, 360 and PC to be pricicely.

This list might contain games they exclusively have. Splinter Cell was X-Box originally.

It IS possible.

kookaburra
12-25-2005, 05:59 AM
Ladies and Gents :)

I have found some more Kotor III speculation stuff, but this time its from theforce.net. feel free to go to the link and have a read for yourself. Im just sharing.

Cheero

Kookaburra :)


The last of the Star Wars prequels leaves many fans questioning the future of the franchise. While we already know the direction of Star Wars on the small screen, it's the video game future that we're all waiting with interest to see.

Kicking things off next year will be Empire At War, and judging by early previews and screenshots, this will be the strategy title that all fans have been wanting since Force Commander all those years ago.

But so far little has been mentioned about the rest of 2006 and what we can expect. So, being the curious type, I've decided to make mention a few New Years Resolutions that hopefully will come true:

* Knights of the Old Republic III: This one is a given. After the amazing results of the first two titles, LucasArts would be silly not to explore this series just a little bit further. Most will recall that some of KOTORII was removed due to time constraints, and that before LucasArts culled it's staff, KOTORIII was in some form of pre-production. So there must be something bubbling away in the pot. If there is, look towards E3 for the announcements, if not sooner.

* LEGO Star Wars II: The 2005 sleeper hit, without a doubt, was LEGO Star Wars. While not a LucasArts developed game, the title went on to become a huge success, possibly even bigger then anyone expected. Again, it would be silly not to expand this into a franchise. Personally, I believe you could get more then just one sequel out of it. But for now, look for a Classic Trilogy edition of LEGO Star Wars some time next year.

* Star Wars Galaxies: As we've already mentioned, Galaxies pulled many punches this year, some hits some misses, but mostly the series of expansion packs this year based around Episode III has helped settle the fanbase after the major changes made. There should be at least another expansion in the wings for 2006, it's just a question of what content will be included. Wise men will put money on a title forming the links between Episode III and IV. The outsider's vote may fall upon an Expanded Universe title.

* Darth Vader: This is an interesting one. Many rumours have been around for some time regarding a Jedi Knight/Outcast style game revolving around the rise of Vader and the Empire. It's all quiet on the Vader front lately, but it's possible this game may re-appear around E3 time if LucasArts make it a reality.

* Indiana Jones: We might not see our old friend till 2007, but there will be some announcements and screenshots of the new adventure over the year.

* PS3/Xbox 360/Revolution: Who knows what may come of our favourite Star Wars titles for the new console war. Already Nintendo's Revolution controller has people thinking of many original ideas, while the power of Sony and Microsoft's entries will always be interesting to follow. LucasArts' next generation titles will be on show over the coming year. Don't forget, of course, the PSP and Nintendo DS, both of which should have at least one Star Wars title released over '06.

After that, who knows. What we can be sure of is that Star Wars within the video game circle won't be vanishing into the night just yet. If anything, the new TV and animated adventures may inspire LucasArts. On the plus side, it also leaves the company with a little extra time to develop some original titles. Or there is always Monkey Island ... or Grim Fandango ... hmmm ...


linkie


http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/LucasArts_in_06_96344.asp

Ztalker
12-25-2005, 07:10 AM
This is an opinion from the SW forum boards, i've read it too :p
Although this one is more realistic considering the 'Hitman 5-post'...
I'm still believing (hoping) Bioware is maging it, since they gave NvN 2 too Obsidian..

90SK
12-25-2005, 07:42 AM
I don't think so. If Bioware was at all interested in the KotOR series, they would have made KotOR II. And at this point, another change in developer would ruin the series and it's stability. The plot would be a mangled mess.

Hallucination
12-25-2005, 11:32 AM
^I doubt Bioware even thought about making a sequel, notice how conclusive K1 is? the sith's most important person was killed, they lost the Star Forge, and their fleet was destroyed (LS). And then on the DS they kill the Republic fleet, Revan takes over again, and he/she has a giant fleet that could kill anyone who wants to stop it. Its more than a little conclusive.

IndianaSolo
12-25-2005, 02:05 PM
That link from theforce.net is nothing but that person's wish for what would happen.

I don't see how that is even "rumor", let alone concrete fact.

If I post on random sites that I believe KOTOR3 is in production, does that mean it's rumor or fact? No.

ilwugoalie
12-25-2005, 02:48 PM
Indianasolo, if you want pure fact, glue yourself to LA official site.... kookaburra found something on another site and posted it.... whats your problem with that.... nobody is trying to shove it in your face as fact..... the word fact wasnt even mentioned till you typed it

ilwugoalie you are being rude here, while you may disagree with IndianaSolo, he has a right to his opinion, these aren't facts so he definately can have his say. -RH

IndianaSolo
12-25-2005, 03:53 PM
Indianasolo, if you want pure fact, glue yourself to LA official site.... kookaburra found something on another site and posted it.... whats your problem with that.... nobody is trying to shove it in your face as fact..... the word fact wasnt even mentioned till you typed it

I was posting in response specifically to that theforce.net link about it being part of a "rumor" that KOTOR3 is in development (that is what this thread is about, is it not?).

My point is that wasn't even a rumor. It was some person on theforce.net saying what he wishes would happen. Rumor is when someone posts that they heard from an inside source, or that someone let it slip, etc. Not some guy posting what he wishes will happen.

And the reason I bring it up is because it's redundant. I can do a google search and find hundreds of links where people are "wishing" KOTOR3 will be made. But what does that have to do a with a K3 rumor thread? Nothing.

I wasn't even trying to be harsh to her. I was simply putting in my opinion that all it is is some wishful thinking on the person from theforce.net's behalf, and that it doesn't even resemble a rumor.

Archon II
12-25-2005, 04:02 PM
I agree... The author specifically said "So, being the curious type, I've decided to make mention a few New Years Resolutions that hopefully will come true." These are just his/her opinion on what should be released in 2006. There is no fact whatsoever backing up these statements. They aren't even rumors. It's just someone like us rambling on about how they want Kotor 3... And believe me, we all want it now!

The Source
12-25-2005, 07:12 PM
Hopefully, Mr. George will listen to his fans. I wonder if he goes online to read the responses of game players.

90SK
12-25-2005, 07:22 PM
I would hope not, with all the **** "fans" have given KotOR II and OE.

Darth Hawkeye
12-25-2005, 07:24 PM
Thats a for sure hope i think IMO. Oh I'd like to announce Im new to these Forums :)

The Source
12-25-2005, 07:26 PM
Thats a for sure hope i think IMO. Oh I'd like to announce Im new to these Forums :)

Welcome to the Lucas Nut House... I am the poster child for the disturbed... Hehehe... :)

kookaburra
12-25-2005, 08:13 PM
Guys

KOTOR III related. (just another speculation I guess)

Take a look at this:


http://gamepage.gaminghorizon.com/media.php?game_id=469


and this


http://news.gaminghorizon.com/media2/1106847240.40.html

IndianaSolo
12-25-2005, 08:31 PM
Guys

KOTOR III related.

Take a look at this:


http://gamepage.gaminghorizon.com/media.php?game_id=469


and this


http://news.gaminghorizon.com/media2/1106847240.40.html

That second link has "genre: action" listed.

Unless that's a typo, I wouldn't put too much stock in an article that doesn't even get KOTOR's genre correct.

The Source
12-25-2005, 09:02 PM
When a person is bored, it is so easy to get lost in speculation. After a while, a person will believe in the speculation. Self included... After I reread those articles, I am beginning to see a reflection of what some of us are saying. Otherwords, some of our words are being used as news, but it is only our speculation... When it comes to KotOR III news, I am getting a little tired of waiting. Therefore, I will believe in anything that hints to KotOR III. After college let out for the break, I started to crack from the lack of homework... Sorry guys and gals...

JediKnight707
12-26-2005, 01:01 AM
Good find :thumbsup: Just trying to encourage you :)

kookaburra
12-26-2005, 04:24 AM
Actually guys sorry I just realized that one is out of date, Oh well, hopefully I will post better news next time.

Ransom
12-26-2005, 07:14 AM
It will be interesting to see the 'True' sith in comparison with the Sith we've been fighting in the other two games...be good if they all wore black cloaks with their hoods over their eyes, all mysterious like :)


heh my guess is malek in evilness would be a child playing with a teddy compered to the true sith

Darth Fang
12-29-2005, 11:20 AM
i dont know if you all know but......THATS FAKE IT SAYS MAMOTH AND THE REAL NAME IS MAMMOTH..............just google it up and you will see a thing on the top click that it says something with mammoth instead of mamoth therefor its fake sorry about crushing good hopes
:sithk:

90SK
12-29-2005, 01:09 PM
:eyeraise: I'm not sure I follow, Darth Fang.

Sith_Reven
12-29-2005, 02:11 PM
I am confused, is this a double post for reassurance or is this actually more news. I could have sworn I have seen this before.

peku
12-30-2005, 08:54 AM
most of all I wish LA would take policy "It's done when it's done" with KOTOR3. Not pushing to gold before it's sorted out, remembering what happened with kotor2 endgame confusions. I'm quite pleased with long playing experince (about 40 hours first kotor and so) of both, and I do hope they pull out long and complex storyline in third. I don't mind if it lasts 100 hours - the games actually beat as emotional experience the movies imo hands down. There's so much more, plus feeling being there. Hopefully it'll be made with terms of PC hardware, and not some Xbox from where port is made to PC (LA could also make it dvd-only release) with all console "limitations".

I wish there would be proper romance trails with NP characters in K3 - like with bastilla in first, and bit with visas at second. I think interaction and influence with other NP characters is the soul of kotors (plus brilliant storylines). It makes it different from other games, when player gets emotionally involved with NP characters. It feels like Bastilla have soul thru very fine voice acting and options that carefully fool player to forget he is guided. In kotor2, the conversations were more in background, and much less options to things like romance with NP characters was offered.

Imo Visas Marr is one of most intresting charcters in sw-universe, I sure do hope she'll be in K3 (Je t'aime Visas .. Kelly Hu's voice acting just makes your feet feel like molten wax)

I'm ready to pre-order kotor3 the same day LA announces it. Darn, I can buy two copies to support lucasarts if it guarantees it'll come out someday.

BattleDog
12-30-2005, 07:00 PM
If K3 is rushed I won't buy it. I'm sorry but K2 was wishy washy and generally nowhere as good as K1.

Vladimir-Vlada
12-30-2005, 07:20 PM
^Same here. I don't want to see anymore plot holes, cut content or bad plots overall.

90SK
12-30-2005, 07:20 PM
I disagree, outright.


I'll be buying K3 no matter what, because I like the series, and I don't care about the technicalities. If people say it sucks, I'll make that judgment after I play it.

Lantzen
12-30-2005, 07:30 PM
I agree with Skye. Kotor2 was rushed but it still a very good game.

Ztalker
12-31-2005, 05:40 AM
Exactly...

Like with the Tony Hawk series, people buy it because they know it will be good.
Lucasarts will not destroy one of their most important money-makers, especially now, since the movies are gone.

SilverSentinal2
12-31-2005, 09:11 AM
I wish there would be proper romance trails with NP characters in K3 - like with bastilla in first, and bit with visas at second. I think interaction and influence with other NP characters is the soul of kotors (plus brilliant storylines). It makes it different from other games, when player gets emotionally involved with NP characters. It feels like Bastilla have soul thru very fine voice acting and options that carefully fool player to forget he is guided. In kotor2, the conversations were more in background, and much less options to things like romance with NP characters was offered.

Imo Visas Marr is one of most intresting charcters in sw-universe, I sure do hope she'll be in K3 (Je t'aime Visas .. Kelly Hu's voice acting just makes your feet feel like molten wax)

I'm ready to pre-order kotor3 the same day LA announces it. Darn, I can buy two copies to support lucasarts if it guarantees it'll come out someday.

I agree with you 100%! I prefer Fem Rev and Male Exile but Visas got a raw deal in the game. I hope that in 3 we get to fix all the holes and just have fun. People take this so seriously and really it's kind of a kill-joy. Why can't everyone just chill and enjoy the suspence? Some people have been downright mean to Kookahbura because of what she posts. Why its all in good fun? There's a reason it's called GAMING! I think that when it comes out it will be fun to play. Until then we should all just enjoy life.

IndianaSolo
01-01-2006, 02:28 AM
I disagree, outright.


I'll be buying K3 no matter what, because I like the series, and I don't care about the technicalities. If people say it sucks, I'll make that judgment after I play it.

Agreed.

I had my complaints about KOTOR2 - mainly due to Lucasarts' rushing the product instead of allowing that extra couple of months for fine tuning - but overall I enjoyed my playing experience.

I'll buy K3 regardless of who makes it and whether it scores high on "ratings" sites because I'm a huge Star Wars fan and I will judge for myself whether it meets my expectations.

NightLight
01-01-2006, 09:04 AM
Might as well put this i don't know if it was look at yet

"BioWare definitely plans to continue the Jade Empire franchise," reads one of Muzyka's responses. "The Jade team did a great job with the first game in that series; we have great teams working on all of our games here. We've also said in the past that we're working on not just one, but two Xbox 360 titles. Enough said ; )"


That said, the pair shot down rumors that one of BioWare's two 360 titles was Dragon Age, its all-original fantasy role-playing game. "With Dragon Age--the first iteration of it, anyway--we're focusing on making it the most ambitious PC RPG we've ever done at BioWare," said Muzyka. However, just because it's not a current 360 project doesn't mean it won't be so in the future. "It's a franchise we own, so there will be other versions that will be on other platforms," Muzyka said, hinting a 360 version could be down the road.



ok i don't wanna say anything but this could either mean, bioware is working on JE2 for the 360 OR they could be maybe in a long shot doing KOTOR III :) I can only hope

Darth333
01-01-2006, 09:23 AM
Don't forget that Bioware is also doing Mass Effect for the xbox 360.

NightLight
01-01-2006, 09:26 AM
Don't forget that Bioware is also doing Mass Effect for the xbox 360.


yes i know, but they are developing 2 360 games one of them not being dragon age.

Sith_Reven
01-01-2006, 05:20 PM
So this thread is fake and bioware is actually not making the game???? And the points and details said about it aren't true????? The game is not actually several months underway??? this is terrible. I am just going to go sit in a corner somewhere and sulk.

90SK
01-01-2006, 06:26 PM
I would be very surprised if Bioware was making KotOR III.

VincentFreeman
01-01-2006, 07:26 PM
I would be very surprised if Bioware was making KotOR III.

Ye, I'd would also be really surprised if Bioware does the game. I'm on the Bioware forums a lot and most recently the Mass Effect forums and there were many questions about KoTOR 3 for a while at the start. The developer frequent there forums a lot, more than any other developers I can think of, and one did say outright that they will not be doing KoTOR 3 but they will be happy as long as Obsidian is doing it. Thats pretty much a direct quote but I'll try to find the link and quote on their forums, however, it might have been deleted.

Btw, I'm new here. KoTOR 1 is my second favourite game after Grim Fandango. Although I was disappointed at all of the plot wholes and lack of romance in KoTOR 2 I still though it was an excellent game with an intriguing storyline. I personally think Obsidian will make KoTOR 3 but I would not be surprised if LucasArts decides to develop it themselves, seeing as they seemed to be doing that before the whole turnover of company thing.

Thats my rant, these forums are great. Hi to everyone.

VincentFreeman
01-01-2006, 07:39 PM
Ok so I found it. Click here to read it. (http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=453946&forum=104)

Bob McCabe said "As long as Obsidian is doing KotOR 3, I'm happy."

Somewhere it was said they would not do it but that has been deleted. I don't know if this is old because that quote was from a couple of months ago but I think it is still relevant here.

kookaburra
01-03-2006, 12:36 AM
I can't believe bioware doesn't want to do Star Wars. After all Bioware kicked butt doing Kotor but they don't want to do Kotor III. I reckon they could've done both.

marvidchano
01-03-2006, 07:51 AM
Can someone explain the combat, since I've never played the Jade Empire.
well, when u were fighting u press buttons like A Etc u know what i mean and by using the D-pad u change attack styles so instead of them givin u a hit, then u givin them a hit like in turns u can fight non stop without watin for ur turn to stab sombody with a saber lol

VincentFreeman
01-03-2006, 10:07 AM
I can't believe bioware doesn't want to do Star Wars. After all Bioware kicked butt doing Kotor but they don't want to do Kotor III. I reckon they could've done both.

I know what you mean. I totally wish Bioware had continued with the series but I keep hearing from them that they want to go off and do there own IPs because they get more choice and freedom and of course, more cash. I think freedom was an issue when making KoTOR for Lucasarts and that was one of the reasons Bioware didn't do the 2nd. It's unfortunate because they probably would have been strong enough to make the game they wanted instead of releasing something to early, like Obsidian was pressured into doing.

90SK
01-03-2006, 03:33 PM
I can't believe bioware doesn't want to do Star Wars. After all Bioware kicked butt doing Kotor but they don't want to do Kotor III. I reckon they could've done both.

It doesn't make any sense for Bioware to not do K2 but do K3. As soon as they announced they wouldn't be doing the second game, they were done with it. On to other things.

Vladimir-Vlada
01-03-2006, 03:53 PM
It doesn't make any sense for Bioware to not do K2 but do K3. As soon as they announced they wouldn't be doing the second game, they were done with it. On to other things.
Then why did they hire Obsidian to make Neverwinter Nights 2?

90SK
01-03-2006, 04:46 PM
I don't know. How is that relevant? (I don't know much at all about the NN series, so excuse my ignorance if I'm missing something)

I'm just saying that if Bioware was still interested in the KotOR series, they would have done the second one. It's a costly venture to just change your mind with that kind of thing. I don't think Lucasarts would have it.

Darth InSidious
01-03-2006, 06:59 PM
It's directly relevant - read your post, then Vlad's in quick succession ;)

Darth Fang: I don't know if you noticed, but MAMMOTH OR MAMOTH IS AN ADJECTIVE NOT A NAME :p

As for the rumour mill, I frankly (or fredly) see no real change in status since about three months ago....Rumour, rumour, more rumour and the salmon of doubt swimming through our minds...

(edithed for grammatical accuracy)

IndianaSolo
01-04-2006, 02:08 AM
Then why did they hire Obsidian to make Neverwinter Nights 2?

They didn't hire Obsidian to do NWN2. Atari did.

It's directly relevant - read your post, then Vlad's in quick succession ;)

It's not relevant at all. Atari hired Obsidian to do the sequel to NWN2, just like Lucasarts hired Obsidian to do the sequel to KOTOR.

So vlad's post has no relevance at all to what the other poster (sorry, I forgot the username) said, unless you want to comment that the NWN2 forums are located on the bioboards.

But that has nothing to do with Bioware's decisions or any relevance to whether or not they'd skip K2 but then do K3. Atari made the decision that they wanted both NWN forums in the same place.

Darth InSidious
01-04-2006, 09:48 AM
Meh. It looked relevant last night :)

AnakinSolaris
01-04-2006, 09:49 AM
Would it really be that terrible if Obsidian made KOTOR III instead of Bioware? Yes, they cut some content and yes the ending was rushed, but that was more to do with LucasArts wanting the game to be finished by Christmas. Have you all forgotten how bug-riden the "out-of-the-box" version of KOTOR I was?

I loved both games, but prefer KOTOR II to I, the ending of II did leave me with a "hollow" feeling inside, kind of "well, what was the point of all that then?", but the journey to that end was fantastic.

As for the KOTOR 3 rumours, II came out around a year after I, and was announced relatively soon after I was released. There have still been no official announcements about 3 as yet, which I would guess means that LucasArts haven't yet made a decision, but that when that decision comes it will most likely be that there isn't going to be one. After all, LucasArts games tend to come in twos (Dark Forces I & II, Jedi Knight I & II, Battlefront I & II, etc, etc)

Rebel3334
01-04-2006, 09:06 PM
^^^^

That's good.

2006? Well I hope that they have enough time to finish the game.

I always thought that BioWare should have the task of doing KOTOR 3.

A combat system based on Jahe made de Empire? I've always wanted that.



HE made that e-mail up i bet

kookaburra
01-05-2006, 06:24 AM
I know Obsidian did a mistake in cutting some parts of Kotor II but since Bioware said they arn't doing Kotor III then all our hopes lie with Obsidian then, hopefully they realize their mistake from the some failures Kotor II game made and finally anounce Kotor III and they learn to do what fans want and do a decent Kotor III by making Kotor III the way its surpose to be the OT Star Warsy way. *If you get what I mean that is*

Prime
01-05-2006, 10:08 AM
I know Obsidian did a mistake in cutting some parts of Kotor II Actually, their mistake wasn't cutting parts of TSL, it was planning to do them in the first place when they didn't have enough time to do so. I would guess that if there is a next time they will not be quite so ambitious and plan a little bit better. That can only lead to a better game.

Samurai DD
01-05-2006, 12:06 PM
Bah, this is all BS. If this was real, it would be posted on either the LA's site, OE's site, or even in BioWare's site.

But, it does sound cool.

The Source
01-05-2006, 04:47 PM
Actually, their mistake wasn't cutting parts of TSL, it was planning to do them in the first place when they didn't have enough time to do so. I would guess that if there is a next time they will not be quite so ambitious and plan a little bit better. That can only lead to a better game.
Yeah! I agree with this... If Obsidian had to cut content, they should have done a better job at edditing. I think they could have found a way to cap things off properly.

IndianaSolo
01-05-2006, 06:17 PM
Actually, their mistake wasn't cutting parts of TSL, it was planning to do them in the first place when they didn't have enough time to do so. I would guess that if there is a next time they will not be quite so ambitious and plan a little bit better. That can only lead to a better game.

They've (the developers) have pretty much said as much in post-TSL interviews. We'll see how NWN2 turns out to see if they did learn their lesson.

But at the very least we know they're aware of it should they happen to be the ones to develop K3.

NightLight
01-05-2006, 06:52 PM
Bah, this is all BS. If this was real, it would be posted on either the LA's site, OE's site, or even in BioWare's site.

But, it does sound cool.


Big games are usually kept a secret till E3, we'll see in may if its bs or not

JediMaster12
01-09-2006, 05:09 PM
Alrighty then. By the way NightLight, welcome to the forum.

Edit by d333: thread closed because of redundancy. Please direct the discussion here: http://lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=152913