Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Confirms Good News for Fans of Original

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Will Knights of the Old Republic remake 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?

Lucasfilm Games confirms that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake will launch as a PlayStation exclusive but will also come to PC. Lucasfilm Games confirmed that the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic won't just launch as a PlayStation exclusive because it's also coming to PC. CBRStar Wars: KOTOR Remake Will Launch Simultaneously on PlayStation and PC

Yesterday, during the PlayStation Showcase, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Aspyr, and Lucasfilms Games surprised Star Wars fans with the reveal of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, a -- as the title suggests -- remake of KOTOR for the PS5 and PC. While reports and rumors took some sting out of the surprise, nobody expected the game to show up at the PlayStation event, let alone be a console exclusive for PS5, at least at launch. 

That said, it remains to be seen how true and faithful the remake will be. The aforementioned trio notes the game is being "rebuilt from the ground up," which leaves room for changes and tweaks, though the fact that "remake" is right in the headline suggests all changes and tweaks will be fairly minor. Whatever the case, we know at least one that isn't changing, and that's the cast. The original voice actors are returning, and it sounds like they will be re-doing every line in the game.

For those that don't know: the cast of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake includes the likes of Jennifer Hale, Raphael Sbarge, April Steward, Rafael Ferrer, Ed Asner, and many other talented actors and actresses.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is in development for the PS5 and PC. At the moment of publishing, there's been no word of a release date or even a release window.

"A pinnacle of Star Wars Legends storytelling, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is set over 4,000 years before the events of the original trilogy and introduced a new story of new heroes and villains in an epic struggle for the fate of the galaxy," reads an official pitch of the game. "The team here at Aspyr and Sony Interactive Entertainment have joined forces with Lucasfilm Games to bring you a remake of this classic Star Wars adventure. We're rebuilding one of the greatest RPGs of all time for a new generation with modern tech, features, visuals and more, while maintaining the integrity of the story and characters that we've come to cherish."

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Star Wars KOTOR Remake Isn't Being Worked on by BioWare or EA

GameRant 10 September, 2021 - 11:39pm

The trailer for the KOTOR remake had everything necessary to truly make it a teaser. Almost nothing was revealed, other than a shadowy glimpse of the Sith Revan and his lightsaber. The blurb at the end also hinted that the game is being remade for the PlayStation 5, and an official blog post later confirmed that the KOTOR remake will be a PS5 exclusive at launch.

The blog post also explained how developer Aspyr Media, Lucasfilm Games, and Sony Interactive Entertainment have come together to create Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake. The original game was developed by BioWare in 2003, and was later ported to Mac, iOS, and Android by Aspyr. Geoff Keighley reached out to BioWare and EA to see if they will be involved in any way with the KOTOR remake. Although it seems that BioWare has yet to respond, an EA spokeswoman did not answer the question directly and instead stated that the company is “proud of our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, which will continue for years to come.”

The absence of Electronic Arts is somewhat surprising because the publisher signed a 10-year Star Wars exclusivity deal with Disney in 2013. However, it has long been rumored that Disney has not been pleased with EA’s handling of the franchise, with only four games published in the span of eight years, one of which released as a budget title. And Lucasfilm Games already announced in January that it would be working with Ubisoft to develop an open-world Star Wars game, although that project will likely not come to fruition until after the EA exclusivity deal ends. However, EA claims that it will continue to develop Star Wars games even after the exclusivity license expires.

According to the Sony blogpost, Aspyr Media is rebuilding Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake from the ground up with the latest tech. A number of industry veterans, as well as some members of the original KOTOR development team, will be working on the remake. In addition to porting the original KOTOR and its sequel to mobile devices and Mac, Aspyr has also worked on other Star Wars games, such as Star Wars Republic Commando, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast.

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

Source: PlayStation.Blog

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