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A 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Remake is in the Works

The vast collection of media that makes up the Star Wars universe is seemingly endless, from its iconic nine-part film saga that's currently working on adding more titles to its cinematic library to a variety of television shows, a Star Wars RPG is being rebuilt "from the ground up."

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic takes place 4,000 years prior to the episodic movies and presents an immersive, compelling story. It quickly became a fan-favorite video game under the franchise banner, and it was announced by the remake's lead producer Ryan Treadwell that the game would be redesigned for the PlayStation 5. The remake is to be created through the use of the latest technology as a way to improve the game's visuals.

Treadwell also notes that there is the intention to retain the "high fidelity" of the original art and understand the importance of the game's narrative, saying that there is the goal to "honor" that in the gameplay. Aspyr Media makes it clear that they want to balance the game's original elements while introducing new innovations into the gameplay.

"If you’re not familiar with 'KOTOR' — as you’ll see fans lovingly refer to it — then you’re in for a treat," the official Sony PlayStation blog posted, "The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a truly groundbreaking achievement: an award-winning RPG of incredible scope, immersion, and ambition with an epic narrative to match. A diverse cast of characters to meet, multiple planets to discover, challenging battles to fight, and cinematic storytelling that responds to the choices you make — it’s no wonder that to this day KOTOR remains one of the most celebrated video games ever made."

The details of the game come after the remake trailer premiered at the PlayStation Showcase 2021. This won't be the game studio's first crack at a Star Wars title for modern consoles. Other credited titles include Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Star Wars: Republic Commando, and Star Wars: Episode I – Racer. The game will be a collaborative effort between Lucasfilm Games and Sony.

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