Never let people tell you dreams don't come true, because a Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic remake is in development. That's according to an industry insider and reporter who rarely misses, and has just claimed the project is being actively worked on right now.
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier confirmed the news in a talk with MinnMax's Ben Hanson, which you can see for yourself below. It's not yet clear just how ambitious in scope and scale this remake will be, but Schreier did note that the project is being handled by Aspyr Media. That's the same studio that ported the original game and its sequel to mobile devices, so it has a good understanding of what makes the beloved RPG tick.
Knights Of The Old Republic was originally developed by BioWare and released all the way back in 2003.. A sequel from fellow RPG heavyweights Obsidian was released in 2004, but the series has remained frozen in carbonite since then. We're still not sure why the heck EA, who owns BioWare, never revived KOTOR when it won the exclusive rights to publish Star Wars video games back in 2013.
No matter. EA has since lost those exclusive rights and Lucasfilm Games is back in the frame to work with developers and publishers on a wider range of Star Wars projects. We've already heard that one such title is an open-world project from Ubisoft Massive. There were also rumblings of a brand-new KOTOR, though it could well be that insiders were referring to this in-development remake and not a Knight Of The Old Republic 3. In an ideal world we'll get both.
The majority of Aspyr's projects so far have been enhanced ports, including the recent version of Star Wars: Republic Commando on modern consoles. We would hope that after all this time, any remake of KOTOR would be a little more ambitious than another port, but I think the best thing to do for now is to keep your expectations relatively in check. That way you can only be pleasantly surprised.
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