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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Officially Confirmed

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By Thomas Newcomb

September 9, 2021

Sony start their much anticipated PlayStation Showcase by revealing Aspyr Media are remaking Bioware’s RPG Classic for PlayStation 5.

Originally released in 2003 for the original Xbox and PC, Knights of the Old Republic is a beloved game by fans of Star Wars and RPG’s alike. The original release received universally positive reviews so many people will be excited by the prospect of revisiting the galaxy far far away.

The release will be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive at launch according to the PlayStation blog. The game is in early development so it might be a few years before launch.

The announcement was alluded to by Jason Schreier, a journalist with insider knowledge, four months ago on the MinnMax Show on YouTube.

What was shown of Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic?

The Livestream showed a teaser trailer featuring the playable protagonist Revan with a voice-over about needing to stop the Sith. No gameplay footage was shown, but the pre-rendered footage is sure to get enthusiasts excited for the remake.

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Who is making it?

Aspyr Media are mostly known for working on ports and have prior experience already with the Star Wars License. This year they have already released Star Wars: Republic Commando on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. They were also responsible for last years Star Wars: Episode 1- Racer and Star Wars: Jedi Knight- Jedi Academy returning to modern consoles.

Many have been speculating about a potential Knights of the Old Republic Remake since Disney acquired the studio. The license was handed to EA for a few years who developed a Star Wars: Battlefront reboot. Some speculated that as EA own Bioware there was always potential for the studio to revisit the beloved classic.

Knights of the Old Republic is set 4000 years before the events of Episode 1. The game received a sequel a year later developed by Obsidian games. Both are currently playable on Xbox One and Series X and S through Xbox Backwards Compatibility.

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Thomas Newcomb
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Tom has recently joined us as part of our writing academy. Many of his favourite games are RPGs such as Persona, Mass Effect and Final Fantasy. When he isn’t levelling up his stats he can be found listening to Korean idols.

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