Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, or KOTOR, was such an amazing and game changing experience that pretty much everyone who played it has been begging for more ever since. We got our wish with KOTOR 2, though it had some problems that left us all wanting. The Old Republic, the MMORPG spin off helps as well, but for the last few years everyone has been dying for a full blown sequel or remake, and today they all got excited once again with new rumors of just that.
Coming from gaming journalist Liam Robertson, via the SWGameOutpost podcast, the rumors have made their way all across the internet. You’ll note that I’m not diving into these without making it very clear that these are rumors of a KOTOR remake, because the evidence so far is flimsy. Still, if Bioware isn’t working on something KOTOR related, then they’re missing out. So, with all of that said, here’s the rumors.
According to Robertson, Bioware Austin is currently working on what began as a full KOTOR remake. It has evolved since then, becoming something more new and unique, while still retaining that core structure of the original Knights of the Old Republic.
“I’ve learned now that [BioWare Austin is] pretty much now exclusively working on Star Wars games and they’re going to be doing that for the indefinite future,” Robertson said. “What they’re currently working on right now—and I have this on good authority—is a sort of remake/revival of Knights of the Old Republic. I don’t know when this is set to come out, but it has been in development for a little while now. I don’t really know how that game’ll end up. I’ve heard that it isn’t exactly a remake anymore, but it started as a remake/revival. Now it’s kind of going from that blueprint in sort of its own original thing. I guess we’ll see what that turns out to be, but they are prototyping it right now.”
Robertson goes on to say that this remake helps with Disney’s current work in the Star Wars universe. KOTOR has kind of existed in a weird place in the current canon, so a remake that makes it fit perfectly would be helpful.