A Star Wars: KOTOR Remake was announced back in 2021, alongside a new trailer with some pretty impressive, and clearly updated, visuals. Since then, we’ve not heard all that much, though for now the project is presumed to still be in development.
Set 4,000 years before George Lucas’ Star Wars movies, this RPG will see you fight against a menacing Dark Lord named Darth Malak, who is warring with the Galactic Republic. From what we’ve heard so far, the remake will stay true to the original story.
What to know more about this highly anticipated sci-fi RPG? Here’s what we know so far about the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake: cut to the chase
- What is it? A remake of the classic Star Wars RPG
- When can I play it? TBC
- What can I play it on? PC and PS5 (as a timed console exclusive)
Star Wars KOTOR Remake release date and platforms
A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake release date hasn’t been confirmed yet. However, we don’t expect to get another look at this Star Wars RPG any time soon. The first developer Aspyr confirmed that the game was still in early development before its parent company Saber Interactive took over, so it seems unlikely to launch for a few more years.
The KOTOR Remake will launch on PC and as a timed console exclusive on PS5. That means it will likely come to Xbox Series X|S after a short while, though an Xbox release date or window hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Knights of the Old Republic Remake: trailer
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake was officially announced at the PlayStation Showcase 2021, with a brief teaser trailer. The trailer, seen below, has the voice of Bastilla Shan, one of the recruitable characters in the original title and shows off a pivotal character, Darth Revan.
We haven’t seen any more trailers since this first look, but if you want to keep your eye out for more, then check out PlayStation’s official Youtube channel.
Knights of the Old Republic Remake story and setting
Set over 4,000 years before the events of the original Star Wars trilogy; you play as a Jedi fighting against the evil forces of Darth Malak, who has set out to destroy the Galactic Republic.
It’s hard to overestimate just how big of a deal this game was upon its original release. The Bioware original game offered unparalleled choice when directing your characters’ story and personality. It felt like an incredible expansion of the Star Wars universe at a time when the franchise still felt like there were mysterious uncharted corners of lore to explore.
Knights of the Old Republic Remake gameplay
The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic title was an RPG that saw players travel to different planets and choose various plot decisions that would slowly progress the narrative and allow you to collect either Light Side or Dark Side points. These points would eventually determine whether your character walked the path of the Dark Side or the Light Side.
We haven’t seen any gameplay footage for the remake yet, but players can expect it to stay largely similar to the original. “We’re rebuilding one of the greatest RPGs of all time for a new generation”, Aspyr’s Lead Producer, Ryan Treadwell, said in a PlayStation Blog post, “while maintaining the integrity of the story and characters that we’ve come to cherish”.
Knights of the Old Republic Remake news
Who is making the Knights of the Old Republic Remake?
After what seemed like an indefinite pause in development under Asper, the parent organization Embracer Group has confirmed that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake will be under new management. Embracer wrote in a blog post that the change was made to “ensure the quality bar is where we need it to be for the title.”
The responsibility has now passed up the chain to Asper’s parent company Saber Interactive to complete the development of the RPG. Saber Interactive was already reportedly overseeing the production of KOTOR Remake, so this switch hopefully means that we won’t see a massive change in direction for this anticipated sci-fi title.
Check out our list of the very best Star Wars games while you wait for more news on KOTOR Remake.