Exactly one year ago, on January 24, 2020, a rumor shakes the fans of the galaxy far, far away: the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is in development.
Today, January 24, 2021, we have returned to talk about the same project, never officially announced but which according to several sources seems to be actually in development – even if things would not be as expected by the insiders last year.
In a recent podcast, the Star Wars Insider Bespin Bulletin dropped the proverbial bomb: the reboot of the historic BioWare RPG is in development, but, listen, listen, Electronic Arts will not take care of it. Indeed, there is talk of an unsuspected studio, and obviously now fans are wondering what this name is behind the project.
As we said, exactly one year ago some insiders agreed on the news that Knights of the Old Republic would be back in the form of a remake, or perhaps a reboot, which would make more sense considering Disney’s new post-acquisition Star Wars canon.
The original KotoR game was developed by BioWare, once masters in the world of role-playing games – we don’t question their prowess today, but after a few major slips the studio name is no longer recognized as it once was – while the second chapter came under the control of Obsidian Entertainment. Both games were released by the late Lucasarts, but last year there was talk of Electronic Arts being involved in the reboot project.
In fact, until a few weeks ago we thought that EA still had an exclusive agreement with Lucasfilm Games and Disney for the videogame exploitation of Star Warswhich in recent years has led to the release of Battlefront and its sequel, Squadrons and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
The American giant, however, no longer has an exclusive agreement with Lucasfilm, as evidenced by Ubisoft’s announcement of a new open world of Star Wars in development at the creators of The Division.
That Ubisoft is the house behind the return of Knights of the Old Republic? For now we can’t know, but a reboot of this important series, even if not yet officially announced, would be an almost natural process for the new course of the Star Wars franchise, which in the coming years will expand its horizons more and more by exploring the period. ofHigh Republic, a historical period long before the Skywalker Saga. Exploring the past of this boundless universe is obviously the keystone that Lucasfilm wants to give to the franchise, and a return of KotoR, although different from what we know for obvious reasons, would certainly be welcome.
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