New Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Update Hypes Up Fans

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A new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake update has hyped up fans looking forward to the PC and PlayStation 5 game. Firstly, it's confirmed that more news about the highly-anticipated remake of the 2003 RPG video game is coming in the next few months, and Aspyr Media is well aware of the pressure to create a great remake.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Speaking in its Q4 financial report, Embracer Group – which owns Aspyr Media along with all of Square Enix’s former Western studios now – talked about the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake and its plans to reveal more information in the coming months.

Matthew Karch, the founder of Saber Interactive, told investors that "Aspyr has gone full in to make this the best game they can make," and has also picked up assistance from Saber.

"We've been spending a lot of time and effort working with them to bring this title over," continued Karch.

Karch added "We're fully confident that the game is going to be fantastic. But it's a massive, massive product, and massive products require a lot of effort and a lot of time to make good. Especially when you're talking about a game that is already old, very old- we've had to basically remake that game from scratch. I would say within the next several months, you'll be hearing more from us about it."

Finally, Karch continued to tease investors that the current expectation is if the remake is done right it "could be one of the biggest sellers the year that it comes out."

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was originally developed by BioWare and was released for the PC and Xbox. The RPG is considered to be one of the greatest Star Wars video games ever made, and it won various awards for its excellent gameplay.

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake was originally announced in September 2021, and Sony confirmed that it's set to release for PlayStation 5 and PC, but at the time of this writing, there's been no updates of the game coming to other platforms. A teaser trailer was also released along with the announcement:

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Aspyr hasn't revealed any gameplay details for the KOTOR remake yet, but lead producer Ryan Readwell wrote in a PlayStation blog, "We’re rebuilding it from the ground up with the latest tech to match the groundbreaking standard of innovation established by the original, all while staying true to its revered story".

You can read everything we know so far about the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake here, and you can also check out what we know about the potential Star Wars: Old Republic movie and TV show.

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