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April 23rd, 2021, 00:59
DSOGaming reports that the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is being worked on by Aspyr.

In January 2020, we informed you about a rumored Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game. And yesterday, Bloomberg's Jason Schreier claimed that this KOTOR game is real, and is basically a remake of the first title.

As Schreier said, Aspyr is currently working on a remake of the first Star Wars KOTOR game. Aspyr ported a number of Star Wars games on various platforms, so this should surprise most of us.

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April 23rd, 2021, 01:27
I'm guessing he meant to say, "Aspyr ported a number of Star Wars games on various platforms, so this should [not] surprise most of us."
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April 23rd, 2021, 13:33
I'm a wee bit worried with this news… But not too much.
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April 23rd, 2021, 14:17
Kotor 1 should be a safe bet for a nice graphical update, but Kotor 2 has to have it's cut content restored, or else there won't be a reason to play the game at all.
The Telos restoration Team turned Kotor 2 into a much better game!
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April 23rd, 2021, 14:23
Keyword here is remake not remaster. It wont be the same with a new paint job at least.
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April 23rd, 2021, 17:28
That's great news. KotOR definitely did not age well. I tried to replay it last year and I couldn't do it for very long
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April 23rd, 2021, 17:47
I'm willing to wait and see what actually is produced, then render my judgement. And, of course, see what others make of the finished product.
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April 23rd, 2021, 18:16
Yeah, I don't see much downside to this, especially when it's a studio that specialises in conversions and remasters. So it's not as if a creative studio is retreading old ground instead of making something new, and if they do a decent job, I'd buy it.
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April 24th, 2021, 12:04
By the way, good intuition, Couch

Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
This might help.

Archetype - https://www.archetype-entertainment.com/

Their working on a new Scfy RPG.
Aspyr - https://www.aspyr.com/

A KoToR remake is probable as they are in control of the new Steam versions. Anyway they started out porting console games to PC, and now publishes & develops games.

As for Improbable meh it's supposed to be a new online RPG game.
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By the way, good intuition, Couch
Well it was just a hunch but I await more information about the remake. It's obvious they will use a new engine as well, and my money is possibly on the Unreal Engine.

Some rumors going around claim it will be a pure Action RPG this time as well.
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So it's not as if a creative studio is retreading old ground instead of making something new
Huh? Isn't that exactly what they're doing though?
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Huh? Isn't that exactly what they're doing though?
Yeah, what I'm getting at is that for Aspyr, doing remasters, remakes, and platform conversions is their bread and butter - not so much creating novel games. People often criticise remakes for keeping the studio responsible away from doing something new, which I think is a fair point. But if the job is farmed out to Aspyr, that doesn't seem a concern.
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Yeah, what I'm getting at is that for Aspyr, doing remasters, remakes, and platform conversions is their bread and butter - not so much creating novel games. People often criticise remakes for keeping the studio responsible away from doing something new, which I think is a fair point. But if the job is farmed out to Aspyr, that doesn't seem a concern.
Ok, I see what you're saying. On the flip side though, I think it shows that EA has no interest in doing a new KotOR game which I think would have been more interesting.

Not that I trust EA to make a quality RPG regardless of which studio they have develop it.
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April 29th, 2021, 17:00
This raises eyebrows for sure!
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