Aspyr Media Could Be the Studio Behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3

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Aspyr Media, the developer behind the mobile ports of Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel, The Sith Lords, may be the secretive studio that’s in charge of the third rumored installment of the fan-favorite Star Wars RPG franchise. The theory stems from Russian site DTF, which discovered that Aspyr is looking to hire new employees for a AAA RPG built on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. Aspyr has also hired a handful of BioWare veterans, many of whom have worked on EA’s massively multiplayer online role-playing spin-off, The Old Republic.

“They include Courtney Woods, a former writer and lead community coordinator on Star Wars: The Old Republic; Daniel Hayden, who worked as both senior designer and cinematic designer on multiple projects, including the Star Wars franchise; and Andrew Lauretta, who worked as Bioware’s animation & tech art lead on Star Wars: The Old Republic; among several other members of Aspyr’s 150-person team,” GamesRadar+ noted in its coverage.

Assuming that this rumor pans out, it should be very interesting to see whether Aspyr has what it takes to recapture the magic of BioWare and Obsidian Entertainment’s previous Knights of the Old Republic games. The studio recently released Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords for iOS and Android.

“Five years after the events from the award winning Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, the Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi to the edge of extinction and are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic,” a game description reads. “With the Jedi Order in ruin, the Republic’s only hope is a lone Jedi struggling to reconnect with the Force. As this Jedi, you will be faced with the galaxy’s most dire decision: Follow the light side or succumb to the dark…”

Tsing Mui
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