According to recent reports, porting studio Aspyr Media could be developing a full-blown remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. While it does seem far-fetched at the time, there’s plenty of information beginning to circulate.
According to recent reports, a remake of the 2003 BioWare critically-acclaimed title, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic could be in the works by port studio Aspyr Media. The report comes from a recent news release from Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier who sat down with Ben Hanson of MinnMax.
Schreier is known for breaking some of the biggest news in the gaming industry. “This is public at this point, I’ve basically confirmed that Aspyr – which is the company that has ported a bunch of KOTOR games is working on [the remake],” Schreier said in his interview with Ben Hanson.
Now, this is seeming to have more credibility to it as Eurogamer has also reinforced the statement made by Schreier after having also heard of Aspyr’s involvement in the development of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake project: “While the developer is known for often releasing straight ports, work is currently underway to make the project more of a remake instead.”
It should come as no old news as Aspyr has just recently released a direct port of Star Wars: Republic Commando for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in recent times for $14.99:
If the rumors are actually true, having dated all the way back into January of 2020, it could be that Aspyr Media isn’t working at just upgrading the game to modern standards, but also working to improve the game based on features from its sequel title. Our only question is whether or not that EA is involved and if they are, how much they have to do with it, and if they are allocating any resources into the development.
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