15The Game Was Made Because Of The Success Of KOTOR
When LucasArts approached BioWare to make a Star Wars video game, they gave them two options. Either they could make a video game that took place after Episode II focusing on the Clone Wars or create a game hundreds of years before any movie ever took place. BioWare went for
the latter and created Knights of the Old Republic.
Working on KOTOR gave BioWare the idea to create their own interstellar universe. They wanted to branch out and shape a universe all their own. The success of the game gave them the greenlight from EA to pursue their dream of creating their own IP. KOTOR is the best Star Wars game of all time, so no wonder BioWare was trusted to build this galaxy spanning epic.