The remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was initially promising, but there are reasons to worry about its release. Like Hollywood with movies, the gaming industry spends a lot of time, resources and effort remaking some of the most iconic and influential video games of all time. In just the last few years, players have been able to return to Resident Evil 2 and 3, Final Fantasy 7 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening thanks to remakes, and it’s barely superficial. With gaming technology having come such a long way in the last decade or two, some older games benefit greatly from a remake and may eventually become the definitive way to play. This is what fans have been waiting for from the “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” remake.
Announced almost a year ago during the PlayStation Showcase, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake has become one of the biggest topics for discussion in the already assembled showcase. The original Knights of the Old Republic game, released back in 2003, instantly became a classic of the Star Wars franchise and is still widely considered one of the best Star Wars video games of all time. Despite the limited technology of that time, BioWare managed to convey the unique atmosphere of “Star Wars”, as well as bring the franchise into uncharted territory, setting the game 4000 years before the “Hidden Menace”. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake has high hopes, but some fans believe that it will never come true.
Current Status of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
At the end of July 2022, it became known that the release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake was postponed indefinitely. It is reported that the art director and the game design director were fired from the project, and Aspyr held a series of internal meetings at which it was eventually decided to put KOTOR Remake on pause.
Shortly before this delay, another report claimed that the KOTOR Remake development cycle was becoming unsustainable as the developer was spending too much time and money creating a short demo for Sony and Lucasfilm. After seeing the demo, Lucasfilm and Sony expressed disappointment.
About a month later, Embracer Group, the owner of Aspyr, announced that one of its AAA projects had been transferred to a new developer. Although it has not been confirmed exactly which game, everyone agrees that this is the name of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, and that it has passed to Saber Interactive. If this is true, then at best Knights of the Old Republic Remake is still a few years away.
Perhaps the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Was Too Good to Be True
The indefinite delay of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake gave fans time to think about the project as a whole. When the remake was first announced, the Internet literally exploded with fan support. Just a brief 30-second teaser of Darth Revan in all its HD glory is all it takes to excite fans. The “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” remake was one of the most requested remakes in recent times, along with Final Fantasy 7, and confirmation that it was finally on its way, he was shocked and delighted.
On paper, the idea was perfect. Knights of the Old Republic is one of the most beloved role—playing games of all time, but almost 20 years later it begins to show its age. But with a stellar plot, some classic BioWare dialogues, and one of the most complex world constructions in any Star Wars property, the remake wouldn’t have to do too much, just seriously update the graphics and do a bit of combat. more attractive and modern. And since the announced remake is limited only to PS5 and PC, this allowed the developer to focus on making the game as technically advanced as possible.
But after the initial wave of hype subsided, fans began to explore the remake a little further. Despite the fact that Aspyr has been working in the industry since 1997, the main task of the company is to port many games to the console, PC or MAC. Over the past few years, Aspyr has become quite famous for porting “Star Wars”, including such favorite games as Jedi Outcast and Episode 1 Racer. However, Aspyr doesn’t have much experience in developing games from scratch, and this lack of experience was a bad sign for Knights of the Old Republic Remake.
Since its announcement a year ago, there have been no more shots or even any details about the remake of Knights of the Old Republic. All the fans had to support them, it’s the hope that the remake will live up to expectations. But the expectations associated with the remake were high, maybe too high.