One of the more prevalent gaming rumors in the past few years for fans of Star Wars has been whispers of a remaster for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The 2003 Star Wars RPG is often considered as one of the greatest RPGs of all time, and a remaster of the classic has been long-requested by fans. Today, during the PlayStation Showcase 2021, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Lucasfilm Games, and Aspyr confirmed that they’re working together to create Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, a full rebuild of the original with vast improvements to every aspect.
Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games held an interview together to discuss bring Star Wars: KOTOR back to life with this remake, revealing additional details about the game. The team at Aspyr working on the remake boast of a long list of credentials and pedigrees, with many being experienced “AAA” RPG developers or even devs that worked on the original title. Aspyr and Lucasfilm are working to rebuild Star Wars: KOTOR from the ground up with modern techniques and technology, while preserving what made the original special (including the story that revolves around the terrifying Revan).
While we don’t have a release date at the moment (the project is apparently very early in development), Star Wars: KOTOR Remake is officially happening, and it’s coming to PC platforms and PS5. The title was announced as a PS5 console launch exclusive, meaning it won’t release on Xbox right away. However, a future release on Xbox Series X|S is not entirely out of the question, though players may just have to wait for a while to see it.
If Aspyr can deliver a faithful and meaningful remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which is an understandably tall order in and of itself, we could be looking at one of the best PC games for fans of the original and RPG players in general. It looks like we’re in for a long wait, however, as the project is still relatively early on.
Sony later confirmed on the official PlayStation Blog that the game will be “a console exclusive on PlayStation 5 at launch”, implying it will also be on PC on day one, and will be coming to Xbox Series X/S at a later date.
The game was revealed during the PlayStation Showcase stream tonight, and is being developed by Aspyr Media, the studio behind several recent Star War remasters.
Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier claimed the remake was in development back in April.
And even as Star Wars travels to new horizons, we know the community is as eager as ever to return to this iconic era of storytelling and action.
“With Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake, our hope is to give both series newcomers and long-term fans an experience that can live alongside the very best modern releases. “We’re rebuilding it from the ground up with the latest tech to match the groundbreaking standard of innovation established by the original, all while staying true to its revered story.”
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