Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:49am 10/09/21 | 0 Comments
After many months of speculation and rumours it looks like it's finally happening, we're getting a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake. Developed by Aspyr Media in partnership with Lucasfilm Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment it's being rebuilt from the ground-up for PC and PlayStation 5 -- bringing the 2003 BioWare classic to a new generation.
And with that we've got the following teaser trailer giving us a glimpse of none other than Darth Revan - which debuted as part of this morning's PlayStation Showcase.
"The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a truly groundbreaking achievement: an award-winning RPG of incredible scope, immersion, and ambition with an epic narrative to match," writes Ryan Treadwell Lead Producer at Aspyr Media. "Why remake Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic? Well, nearly 20 years after it first debuted, the original KOTOR is still one of the most beloved games of all time. 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."
Although the name Aspyr might not be as household as say BioWare (and we're talking about RPG fan households), the studio was responsible for the recent remastered re-releases for Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars: Episode I – Racer, Star Wars: Republic Commando, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
With this remake it has been shoring up its team with industry veterans including people who worked on the original KOTOR back in the day. And in collaborating with Sony (where it will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive at launch so it's currently TBC for Xbox) it's without a doubt the biggest Star Wars game currently in development.