‘Star Wars’ video game KOTOR to be remade with new creator, report says

The popular “Star Wars” video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is reportedly getting a remake — only without the studios that originally produced it.

What’s going on?

Star Wars insider Bespin Bulletin recently told “B.O.B. The Podcast” that the famous early-2000s “Star Wars” game was getting a reboot — only outside of EA or Bioware, which developed “Star Wars” video games in the past, according to Video Games Chronicle.

  • “We’ll ‘never guess’ who the studio is that’s making this game,” the insider said, according to IGN.
  • “Amongst my digging, I heard there is a Knights of the Old Republic project in development somewhere,” Bespin Bulletin said, according to IGN. “I talked to a couple of people, and I also found out that Jason Schreier said that it’s not with EA, and we’ll ‘never guess’ who the studio is that’s making this game.”

Similar comments

Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has made similar comments in the past, telling ResetERA and Twitter that a reboot was coming.

Wushu Studio’s Nate Najda threw a little cold water on the rumor, saying, “It’s not as mysterious as you think. It’s just not a household name most people are aware of.”

New way to play the game

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II — The Sith Lords — the sequel to the original “KOTOR” — debuted on mobile devices back in December, VentureBeat reports.

Elizabeth Howard, vice president of publishing at Aspyr, told GamesBeat that the game was going to debut because mobile devices come with the same amount of power as PC and Xbox did in 2004, when the game was first released.

  • “Fans have long demanded and asked for this, so we’re pretty pumped to get it to them,” Howard said. “Taking a PC game and making it into a mobile game is one of the things that Aspyr is uniquely positioned to do. We have a ton of experience with that and we have proprietary libraries to do that. This fits really well into our wheelhouse.”

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