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Will Knights of the Old Republic be on Xbox?

Knights Of The Old Republic remake Xbox The Knights of the Old Republic Remake will likely release on Xbox, despite the fact that it is a PS5 console exclusive at launch. theloadout.comIs the Knights of the Old Republic Remake coming to Xbox?

Will Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake be on PC?

In development at Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games, it is a new remake of the original revered RPG, and is in development as a PS5 console exclusive at launch and for PC. ... VG247Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake coming to PC and PS5

Former President Trump made a surprise visit with New York City police and firemen Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

In remarks to assembled guests, the former president sharply rebuked President Biden and the US pullout from Afghanistan.

“It was gross incompetence and I hate to talk about it on this day,” Trump said.

Trump left the NYPD’s 17th Precinct in midtown just after 1:40 pm. He exited to cheers and applause, with one well-wisher screaming, “Thank you for keeping us safe.”

“I’ve been given so much support by the people who do what you do,” Trump told the friendly audience. “We love the blue. I’ll say it loud. You know, you’re not supposed to say that. We love the blue.”

Officers lined up outside the stationhouse in formation to greet the former President. Trump shook hands and posed for photos before walking next door to Ladder Co. 2, where he also signed autographs.

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Star Wars: KOTOR Remake Should Keep the Story But Little Else

GameRant 12 September, 2021 - 12:20am

But when KOTOR and its influence are brought up, its narrative elements tend to dominate the conversation. Everyone remembers memorable characters like HK-47 or Bastila Shan, and the game's big twist is on par with the moment Darth Vader first revealed himself to be Luke's father in The Empire Strikes Back. There's a good reason behind KOTOR's outstanding reputation: Its story is fantastic. Its gameplay has not held up quite as well. Thankfully, the newly announced remake of Knights of the Old Republic presents an opportunity to change that. "Our hope is to give both series newcomers and long-term fans an experience that can live alongside the very best modern releases," Aspyr has stated before, and one can only hope one step towards achieving this goal involves updating KOTOR's more antiquated elements.

Thankfully, the remake has a lot of sources to take inspiration from when it comes to modernizing KOTOR's combat. Whether it's up-close melee encounters or far-range firefights, there's probably a Star Wars game that has previously refined that style of combat. Now, that's not to say that lightsaber-wielding characters should play like Cal Kestis in Jedi: Fallen Order while blaster-toting builds run-and-gun as one does in Republic Commando, but it'd be refreshing to see Aspyr take some cues from the more combat-inclined Star Wars games to make KOTOR's battles more skill-based, while still preserving the tactical elements that RPGs are known for.

Most of the game's pivotal moments ask players to either be good or bad; the former bringing players closer to the light side, and the latter to the dark. However, the game almost always highly encourages one to be the good guy. Choosing the dark side options makes the protagonist out to be a comically evil individual who feels more like an alternate version of the well-spoken, kind, reasonable hero of the light side than they do someone who could believably fall to the dark side for a good reason, which is something that happens all the time in Star Wars.

The most obvious example of this is perhaps Anakin Skywalker, who joined the dark side in an attempt to prevent Padme's death. Obi-Wan Kenobi even had a brush with the dark side during The Clone Wars. While witnessing Darth Maul strangle Satine Kryze—a former lover of Kenobi's—the Jedi Knight was visibly filled with rage and temptation to tap into the dark side in an effort to save his companion. As the old saying goes: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," and it would be refreshing to see such a viewpoint expressed in the KOTOR remake's handling of the dark side. As demonstrated by countless Star Wars stories, it's a lot more complex than just being a bad person.

But that's not quite what makes a Gray Jedi. They walk the line between light and dark because they cannot in good faith commit to either side. The absence of such an option in KOTOR is a little shocking, especially considering how big of a role one's choices play in the game. The upcoming KOTOR remake seems like the perfect opportunity to feature Gray Jedi front and center, and perhaps use it as an avenue to explore a different way one can bring balance to the force.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is in development for PC and PS5.

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