Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is being remade for next-gen consoles. The game will be exclusive to PlayStation 5 at launch, but there will be a PC version as well. It is thought that other consoles will be announced in the future.
Aspyr will be back with another remake, but this time the game “will fundamentally rebuild”. The team has previously done similar work with Republic Commando and Jedi Outcast. The trailer, which appeared at the PlayStation Showcase yesterday, showed Darth Revan unsheathing his lightsaber, accompanied by a mysterious voiceover.
Knights of the Old Republic is consistently cited as the best RPG ever made, the game is also one of MRT’s top 10 Star Wars games It is also at the top of the list. KOTOR, which was first released by BioWare, started a new era by bringing PC RPGs to consoles. This announcement made at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase is partly ironic because the game was once an Xbox exclusive.
Knights of the Old Republic was first reported in different media as ‘re-development’ in April. Although we are in the early stages of development of the game an official blog post It turns out that Lucasfilm Games has been working on the game for a while. Orion Kellogg, executive producer at Lucasfilm Games, and Ryan Treadwell, executive producer at Aspyr, say the team has worked hard to balance fan expectations, stay true to the original game, as well as make any necessary new season changes.
“This is a very important and impactful job,” says Treadwell.
He also states that important names were included in the project. These include Jennifer Hale, who was invited to voice Bastila, developers with experience with the Demon’s Souls remake and Ghost of Tsushima, lead game designer Matt Berner who worked on Dragon Age: Inquisition, and many other names from the original KOTOR team.
Kellogg, on the other hand, said that the technologies that allowed them to do many things that they could not do at that time are now here and they will pursue the same goals with a new perspective.
KOTOR does not have a clear release date yet.
Kat Bailey is editor at MRT.