A remake of the 2003 Bioware RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is reportedly in the works at port studio Aspyr Media.The news was revealed by Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier during an interview with Ben Hanson of MinnMax. “This is public at this point, I’ve basically confirmed that Aspyr – which is the company that has ported a bunch of KOTOR games is working on [the remake],” Schreier said.
Eurogamer subsequently backed up that assertion, saying that it had also heard of Aspyr’s involvement: “While the developer is known for often releasing straight ports, work is currently underway to make the project more of a remake instead.” Aspyr has recently released a number of Star Wars ports, most recently the PS4 and Switch version of Star Wars: Republic Commando.
When talking about the nature of breaking news and revealing games in development, @jasonschreier sheds more light on a remake of Knights of the Old Republic currently in development…https://t.co/8ufeAWH3RB pic.twitter.com/VP3u2tzXK2
— MinnMax (@MinnMaxShow) April 20, 2021
Rumours of a KOTOR remake have been swirling for some time, with reports from January 2020 suggesting that the game was in development and would “integrate elements from the first two games in order to bring certain things into the current Star Wars canon.”
Schreier then tweeted in February of 2020 “if it’s really happening, it’s not at EA.” In January of this year, we heard reports that the remake was in the works, but not at EA or original developer Bioware – and Aspyr fits that bill.
In other KOTOR news, a report from May 2019 suggested that a movie based on the Bioware game could be in the works at Disney, and potentially be part of a trilogy.
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