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New Knights / Old Republic 09 Sep, 2021 / 7 comments

Good news everybody. The long rumoured KOTOR remake has been confirmed, but (bad-news, everybody) as-yet only for PS5. PlayStation's CEO Jim Ryan revealed the remake at the Playstation Showcase presentation earlier today. The task has gone to Aspyr, responsible for several other recent LucasArts / LucasFilm Games ports.

The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a groundbreaking and universally praised RPG from Bioware. Initially it was an Xbox exclusive, but eventually made its way to other platforms.

No gameplay footage, or further details on changes were available at time of going to press, sorry Meatbags.

Update: From a tweet (below) and a blog post "...it’s a console exclusive on PlayStation 5 at launch", it appears this remake is also coming for PC, and the PS5 console exclusivity is timed, so you'll likely be able to get it on Xbox (and possibly Switch) after a bit of a wait.

Comments: 7 / Source: Gamerant

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    jp-30 on 11 Sep, 2021, 00:25…
    MORE good news everybody, the story has been updated with more info on platforms...
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 10 Sep, 2021, 23:45…
    KOTOR was one of those games that kept me going through a difficult time in my life. It was just amazing. The execution of the entire thing was absolutely flawless (except maybe the ending which was a bit abrupt as I recall?). I loved the music, the acting, the storyline, the characters. I felt it had so much more to offer than the prequels had given us at that point. Such a brilliant and fresh angle on the Star Wars universe (a path which The Last Jedi would also trod many years later). I still think it's BioWare's best (but maybe that's rose-tinted recollections). I hope the Remake lives up to my impossibly high memories of a game I played once, 20 years ago!
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    Rum Rogers on 10 Sep, 2021, 08:46…

    OzzieMonkey

    I may cop some groef for heresy, but...I've never played the original KOTOR.



    Neither have I. I used to see SW games as the archenemy killing my beloved adventure games. While that consideration had some kernel of truth, in the meantime I grew up(*). Can't wait to play it now!

    (*)I actually grew old
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    OzzieMonkey on 10 Sep, 2021, 07:25…
    I may cop some groef for heresy, but...I've never played the original KOTOR. Still,it's a good sign that the original dev studio is in charge rather than EA. Hopefully more Lucasfilm properties will get some love and keep Mojo writers busy.
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    jp-30 on 10 Sep, 2021, 06:39…
    At least one was certainly intentional. Now I'm regretting I didn't work in a "shut up and take my money" somewhere.
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    Scummbuddy on 10 Sep, 2021, 00:32…

    Scummbuddy

    Graced with TWO Futurama references? I'll take it



    Unless you were just quoting the HK bot, of which may have been just the writer referencing Bender B. Rodriguez anyways.
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    Scummbuddy on 10 Sep, 2021, 00:01…
    Graced with TWO Futurama references? I'll take it

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