The RPG hit Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic returns. For the PS5 showcase, Sony confirmed a new edition of the Star Wars classic, which is to be recreated “from scratch”. With the remake, the developers of Aspyr Media want to offer both newcomers and fans of the almost 20 year old Bioware classic an experience “that doesn’t need to hide from the best modern releases”. The release is for PC and initially console-exclusive for PS5.
The fact that a remake of Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic is in development has been part of the rumor mill for several months. Sony has confirmed the new edition at the PS5 showcase: KOTOR is back – for PC and for the time being console-exclusive for PlayStation 5. “The team at Aspyr and Sony Interactive Entertainment has teamed up with Lucasfilm Games to offer you a remake of this classic Star Wars -Adventure to bring “, announce the developers on the PlayStation blog. Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic is one of the best games ever among fans. According to director James Gunn, it’s “the best game ever”.
With the remake, the developers of Aspyr Media want to renew the classic role-playing game “from the ground up” for a new generation, including modern technology, graphics, features and more, “without changing the integrity of the story and the characters that we have come to love so much “. You can read what makes the Bioware role-playing game so special in our great classic test for Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic. Aspyr knows that “the community still longs to return to the stories and action of this legendary era.” The aim of the remake is to offer both newcomers and long-time fans an experience “that doesn’t need to hide from the best modern releases”.
The developers want to completely rebuild the classic and rely on the latest technology in order to meet the innovation standard set by the original. At the same time, they want to stay true to the celebrated story. For the implementation, Aspyr said it brought some industry veterans and members of the original development team on board. The studio has plenty of experience as it is responsible for a number of ports to modern systems, including Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Now they want to tackle the remake of KOTOR together with Sony and Lucasfilm Games.
It is unlikely that a release can be expected soon: The remake is an enormous undertaking and revolves around almost every aspect of the original game. “We are still at the beginning of the development, but we are happy to finally announce the remake and to hear what the PlayStation community thinks about it and what they would like to see,” write the developers on the PlayStation blog. An approximate release period is not yet available. The original KOTOR went on sale in 2003 for PC and Xbox. By the way: Knights of The Old Republic is also available for mobile devices.