Another day, another Star Wars rumour. Seems like we can’t go a day without some new leaked information about The Last Jedi or the future of the Star Wars franchise. Today is no different, with a new Knights of the Old Republic on the horizon.
According to Liam Robertson of the Unseen64 website (a treasure trove of information regarding cancelled games) BioWare Austin are developing a remake of the original KOTR. BioWare Austin are the studio behind MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. This remake has apparently been recently spun off into their own re-imagining, re-boot, re-jigging of the KOTR universe.
No sources have yet to be quoted by Robertson but fans of the old canon will be disappointed as he did mention it will follow the new Disney canon. So no Luuuke Skywalker for anybody sadly.
As with all rumours, this project has to be taken with a pinch of salt. It does, however, seem like a good bet, with Robertson having a history being correct about these things and with the return of the original KOTR writer Drew Karpyshyn to BioWare in 2015.
Knights of the Old Republic’s History
The original Knights of the Old Republic was developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts in 2003, and it is considered by some to be the both the best Star Wars and BioWare game created to this day. It was followed by a sequel, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords in 2003.