|GameSpy has conducted an interview with Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquheart about his company's and LucasArts' 'Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic' sequel.
GameSpy: The original KotOR had a few homages to the movie and expanded universe characters. Can we expect to see more of that in KotOR II, and will they just be cameos or do any of the major characters have connections to the larger universe?
Feargus Urquhart: We've spent a lot of time and effort trying to use as much of the Star Wars universe as possible in various ways. Hopefully, there will be things that hearken to both the movie lover and the super-hardcore-reads-every-Star-Wars-novel fan. Those kinds of things are all over the game in the naming of the items, to the look of certain areas, to one-liners that are spouted off by many of the characters in the game.
As for the major characters, some have ties to the larger universe, but like the first game, those ties aren't direct because the game is set some 4,000 years before the movies.