Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic: Remake without an original developer

Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic: Remake without an original developer

Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic

Last week, as part of the big PlayStation Showcase, Sony announced the remake of the classic role-playing game Stars Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Since then, some fans have asked themselves whether, in addition to Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games, some of the developers of the original from 2003 are also involved in the project - i.e. Electronic Arts and / or BioWare. That does not seem to be the case, however.

At least one statement from EA suggests this to the well-known presenter and producer Geoff Keighley, who, among other things, organizes The Game Awards every year. He asked Electronic Arts directly about this matter and received this answer from a spokeswoman for the publisher:

"We are proud of our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, which will continue in the years to come. Our talented teams have created some of the most successful games in the history of the Star Wars brand, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Star Wars: Squadrons. We love them Star Wars and look forward to creating more exciting experiences for players to enjoy. "

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is getting a remake for the PS5

The legendary Star Wars roleplaying game Knights of the Old Republic is getting a PS5 remake, Sony announced today at its 2021 fall showcase.

The remake is being developed by Aspyr, which had previously worked on the Mac, Android, and iOS ports of both the original Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. Sony Interactive Entertainment and Lucasfilm Games will also be working on the remake.

Missing from the announcement is BioWare — which originally developed Knights of the Old Republic in 2003 — but doesn’t seem to be involved in the new version, although Sony’s announcement post does note that Aspyr has recruited some of the original development team to work on the remake.

Set thousands of years before the Star Wars films, Knights of the Old Republic (or KOTOR, as its known by fans) is considered one of the greatest Star Wars games ever made, pitting players against the villainous Darth Revan and his Sith Empire. The original game was followed by a sequel (developed by Obsidian Entertainment) and the long-running Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake will be a console exclusive for the PlayStation 5 when it launches, although there’s no details yet on a release window.

Update September 9th, 4:25pm: Added details on launch exclusivity.