Aspyr Media, Lucasfilm Games, and Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed this week that a remake of BioWare’s legendary Star Wars RPG, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is officially in development. Aspyr has promised that the game will be an intensive remake that’s built from the ground up, but it appears that the original developers will not be involved at all.
The Game Awards’ Geoff Keighley shot off an inquiry to BioWare and EA after the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake announcement, and he received a message from a spokesperson that suggested neither company had, or would, be contributing anything toward the game. EA only pointed out its older Star Wars titles and confirmed that it would be working on other games related to the franchise.
I asked Bioware (and EA) if they are involved in the STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC remake announced yesterday and just received this response.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) September 10, 2021
So I guess that's a no? pic.twitter.com/mwa1FDdbjE
We are proud of our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, which will continue for years to come. Our talented teams have created some of the most successful games in the history of the Star Wars franchise, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Star Wars: Squadrons. We love Star Wars and look forward to creating more exciting experiences for players to enjoy.
The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake doesn’t have a release date yet, but it will launch exclusively on PC and PlayStation 5 consoles. Aspyr Media has pointed out that some of the developers that it hired for the remake includes some members of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic team.
Source: Geoff Keighley