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    In a recent podcast interview, Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier revealed that a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic might be coming soon. According to his sources, the remake is in development at Aspyr Media. Founded in 1997, Aspyr has ported games to just about every platform imaginable, including MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and just about every major console. They have extensive experience with the Star Wars license, most recently porting Star Wars: Republic Commando to Switch and Playstation 4 at the beginning of the month, and the original Knights of the Old Republic games to mobile back in 2014 and 2015.

    Rumours of a KotOR remake have been circling for quite some time. In January 2020, geek culture website Cinelinx reported that a new title in the series was in development, either a reboot or a sequel, and would incorporate elements of both previous KotOR titles to fit into the new Disney canon. Reporting on Schreier's interview, Eurogamer also revealed they had heard reports of Aspyr developing the sequel.

    As of right now, it's unclear whether the new title would be a remaster or more of a full-blown remake, as the Cinelinx report suggested. Either way, it appears to be a departure from the direct ports that Aspyr is known for.

     
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  3. coon-strudel

    coon-strudel That one weird Furry Artist
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    YES! ALL MY YES!
    If this is real, PLEASE don't screw it up!
     
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    I was actually thinking about this only like a month ago. EA has involvement in the Star Wars license and they own Bioware who made the first game, so why not do a remake. Seems like a no brainer, and now here it is.
     
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    How exactly do they define remake? Is it just the retail game ported over to run on modern systems with upscaled resolution? Or is it a complete overhaul from scratch with new engine and assets?
     
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    the one you mentioned is remaster. Remake is Remake. like the new FFVII or Shadow of colossus for ps4 or New Demon souls. a worst case scenario is the prince of persia sands of time.
     
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    Seeing how half-assed the Commando port was I'm not expecting much from this studio. Especially if they are taking on something as difficult as a remake, let alone reboot/sequel.
     
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    Meh. How about a new game? So incredibly sick of remakes, remasters, and ports of old ass games.
     
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    "new Disney canon?" They didn't even connect to old crappy Prequel canon, why would you make matters even worse?!?!
     
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    It's nice to see such a pure person. Please stay innocent.
    The marketing departments out there are going to try and rob you of it.
     
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    Aspyr is a name I associate with bad ports.

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    FFVII isn’t even a remake imo, even though I actually really liked it. I would explain why I think so, but that risks spoiling the game.
     
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    I love SW and this game was awesome, but are remakes all that they can do in gaming nowadays? Isn't creativity taken into consideration anymore? :mellow:
     
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    Ah, yes. The folks who ported the Tony Hawk games to PC. Yeah, I'll trust 'em.
     
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    They even managed to mess up guitar hero 3 somehow.
     
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    And modders fixed both the TH games and GH games.
     
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    Aspyr Media...yeah not gonna get my hopes up too high. Especially if there's a possibility of them messing with the combat mechanics.
     
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    I loved the original game but I'm hesitant to get excited, especially if they mess with the system. Everything worked well, all it really needs is some new models and animations and maybe some minor story changes to have it fit the canon. ALSO:
    If they get rid of the relationship system I'm rioting.
    LET ME LOVE CARTH DAMN IT ALL!
     
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    It's like hollywood all over again
     
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    True! I've noticed that too. :mellow:
     
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    Make one for switch please ;)
     
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    next thing they will change characters gender and/or race so that they can count on media to deflect criticism too.
     
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