Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake announced for PS5

Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games have officially set their sights on remaking the beloved classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.


The PlayStation Showcase presentation kicked off today, bringing us a wealth of PlayStation news and reveals and it couldn’t have kicked off stronger. Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games took up the opening act to share that it was going to be work on a beloved classic. They officially announced the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, coming to PlayStation 5.

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was announced during the PlayStation State of Play presentation on September 9, 2021. The remake is being developed by Aspyr, which Lucasfilm Games has trusted with a number of previous ports and revisits to classic Star Wars games. Aspyr has worked on PS4 and Switch ports of the Star Wars Jedi Knight series and, more recently, Star Wars: Republic Commando. Knights of the Old Republic will easily be the most high profile among these efforts so far, and it appears it will be console exclusive at launch with a PS5 and PC release to start, though no window was given at this time.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a beloved game, one of the golden era of BioWare RPGs. It contained an original story of Jedi and Sith forces, as well as battles and politics throughout the galaxy. We got very little out of this teaser, so it's hard to say how far Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games are going to go with the remake. Of further note is that neither Electronic Arts nor BioWare seem to be in any way connected to this remake, which confirms a rumor from earlier this year about the game's development.

Whatever the case, we still don't know a lot about the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake beyond platforms. Stay tuned here at Shacknews as we continue to watch for further updates, details, and reveals on the game throughout the coming year.

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    September 9, 2021 1:20 PM

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      September 9, 2021 2:46 PM

      Any hints on what year they are targeting?

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        September 9, 2021 3:37 PM

        How much of a remake are we talking about?

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          September 9, 2021 6:49 PM

          "With Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake, our hope is to give both series newcomers and long-term fans an experience that can live alongside the very best modern releases," said Ryan Treadwell, lead producer at Aspyr. "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."

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          September 9, 2021 8:58 PM

          its a top down remake, they are keeping story elements to make it true to the original but it's all new code and assets

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      September 9, 2021 6:06 PM

      Has Lucasarts said if they will adjust the story so the game becomes canon?

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        September 9, 2021 6:11 PM


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          September 9, 2021 7:35 PM

          Remake or remaster? Remaster usually means minimal changes to the story and gameplay. Remake is like what they did to FF7.

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            September 9, 2021 9:01 PM

            it says remake. also some of the text I've read about it seems to indicate the FF7 treatment, though it would be less drastic I would think

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        September 9, 2021 8:05 PM

        "Jar Jar Binks will be a non-dismissable companion"

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