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January 25th, 2021, 01:43
Wccftech share a rumour about a possible remake/reimagining for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The source revealed that development is being done outside of any EA studio.

"Amongst my digging, I heard there is a Knights of the Old Republic project in development somewhere. I talked to a couple of people, and I also found out that Jason Schreier said that it's not with EA, and we'll 'never guess' who the studio is that's making this game."

Well-known insider shinobi602 confirmed that a new Stars Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is in the works, adding that the studio working on the game is not a household name.

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January 25th, 2021, 02:07
I'm sure a lot of people will rejoice about this, but I'd much rather have a new RPG in that setting as opposed to a remake of KotOR.
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January 25th, 2021, 03:29
These rumors pop up every year only to be proven wrong so we'll see. Though from the info given it will be a possible unknown developer, and probably might not be an RPG.

Also the leaks say a new game/entry not a remake of KotOR.

One of the comments they mention Archetype Entertainment. It's a new studio funded by older Ex-BioWare developers, and they have an unannounced game in development.

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January 25th, 2021, 07:30
Well it's an interesting bit of news. But there's no certainty that a remake would be as good.
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January 25th, 2021, 09:51
I'd certainly welcome a remake, or better indeed, a new RPG in the same setting! As long as it features HK-47

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I'd certainly welcome a remake, or better indeed, a new RPG in the same setting! As long as it features HK-47
Did you play the cut content and expansion mods for the sequel? If not get to it.

As HK had a whole mission on a mech planet that was cut.
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Doubt it as Obsidian/Microsoft are well known.
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January 25th, 2021, 16:16
I would also much prefer new game over remake. Story is important part of single player RPGs and this takes part of the experience away (from those who played it ofc).
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Did you play the cut content and expansion mods for the sequel? If not get to it.

As HK had a whole mission on a mech planet that was cut.
Heh. Actually, I think I've never even played the sequel (KotOR II: The Sith Lords) It came at a time I had so much work I could hardly get a normal week-end at home or take any holiday.

Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check that.
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January 25th, 2021, 17:28
Kotor 2 could really use a Remake cause it had so many plotholes.
Sure, with the Restoration Project Mod it's a great Game but i always felt that Kotor 1 was the better polished of the two out of the box.

That aside, i'd really like to see a new Game continuing the Sith War Story following Kotor 2 with Revan and the Exiled.
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January 25th, 2021, 18:28
It would surely have to not be affiliated with Electronic Arts, if it was well done with even a bit more new content, I think it could be successful.
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January 25th, 2021, 19:15
I don't believe in rumors, but Kotor does need a remake. Kotor2 too.
Not because of me, but because youngsters do not want to touch the outdated feel to it.
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Originally Posted by joxer View Post
I don't believe in rumors, but Kotor does need a remake. Kotor2 too.
Not because of me, but because youngsters do not want to touch the outdated feel to it.
Even better. a VR remake would be ideal for youngsters. Lightsaber not included.
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Originally Posted by joxer View Post
I don't believe in rumors, but Kotor does need a remake. Kotor2 too.
Not because of me, but because youngsters do not want to touch the outdated feel to it.
I'm not sure it feels that outdated.
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January 26th, 2021, 21:46
Both are still quite playable, in my opinion. Oddly enough while I love the actual combat system in both games, I rarely ever feel an urge to replay either one.
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January 27th, 2021, 23:35
All of these games are getting their remakes and I still haven't played the originals. I really need to do something with that huge backlog!
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So I thought about an XCOM-camera KoTOR: Jedis beating the SHT out of each other in turn-based mode with lightsabers.
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April 22nd, 2021, 04:30
So… the cat is out of the bag that there is indeed a new KotOR being worked on. Still not clear whether it's an entirely new game or a remake though…

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/221385/a…r-on-new-kotor

*Edit* He does say "remake" in the video.
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April 22nd, 2021, 04:33
Jason Schreier On Breaking News, KOTOR Remake, And His New Book

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00:58:30 - The developer of the KOTOR remake

Same video from the link above for easier access.
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April 22nd, 2021, 04:47
Wonder what will be changed? Also the developer is Aspyr mostly known for porting games. I remember they handled the new patches for the KotOR games on Steam.

Hopefully it's not a forced protag and keep the option of being male or female. As I recall the official cannon was female at one point and then changed again in the online game.

Disney's also thinking making a TV or movie based on cannon as well.
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