Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Rumored to be in the Works
At long last, it sounds like a new Knights of the Old Republic game could finally be heading our way.
After over 15 years since the release of the second installment in the series, it seems like a new Knights of the Old Republic game could finally be in the pipeline.
In a new report from Cinelinx, it is said that EA is currently working on a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game that would serve as a remake of sorts for the original title. This information comes from two separate sources that spoke with Cinelinx and explained that this new KOTOR project would be more of a sequel than an actual remake due to how it would be altered. The game is said to incorporate elements of the first two games, such as certain story beats, that would officially bring them into the current Star Wars canon. A specific developer or studio that could be working on the project wasn’t mentioned.
This same report goes on to state that EA has a variety of Star Wars projects that are currently in the works outside of this rumored Knights of the Old Republic remake. Some of the other titles that were briefly mentioned to be in development include a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and another Star Wars project for the Nintendo Switch. None of these games have obviously been announced just yet, but maybe EA will reveal more later this year.
On a personal note, the original Knights of the Old Republic is still one of my personal favorite games of all-time and I would absolutely be frothing at the mouth for a remake, if it were to come about. It’s egregious to me that Revan, the protagonist of the original KOTOR, still isn’t considered a canon character in the Star Wars universe ever since Disney purchased the license. And yes, I’m aware that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker technically made Revan canon, but the way in which it was done just seems hollow and unfitting. Revan needs to make his proper return in a video game, dang it.
Despite how EA has somewhat bumbled the Star Wars license over the past few years, if a project like this rumored Knights of the Old Republic remake was to actually be in development, I’m sure the publisher could win over many fans in a heartbeat, assuming it was done right. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this pipedream actually becomes a reality as we begin to enter the PS5 and Xbox Series X generation.