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24 Feb 2021

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Leaks: Release Date, Developer, Platforms, Trailer and Everything We Know

Star Wars and RPG fans rejoice – it sounds as though a new Knights of the Old Republic title could be on its way.

The long-dormant franchise hasn't been seen since the second game all the way back in 2004 but sources have suggested that a new title in the series is in develipment.

Here's everything we know about the next instalment.

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Developer Confirmed - 4th February

Thanks to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, it appears the rumours of Aspyr working on the Knights of the Old Republic remake are, in fact, correct.

The team previously ported the KOTOR games to mobile, amongst other Star Wars titles including Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. The team has also worked on dozens of ports to macOS, including Bioware classic Jade Empire.

What Is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, or KOTOR, was an RPG developed by Bioware for the original Xbox.

Created by many of the team that would go on to make the Mass Effect trilogy, the game was set 4,000 years before the formation of the Empire and was focused on a Sith known as Darth Malak.

The sequel, the imaginatively titled Knights of the Old Republic 2, was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released just a year after the first game.

Knights of the Old Republic Release Date

Woah there, Padawan.

The game is likely some way away, although sources have confirmed that it's in development. 

Bespin Bulletin, a Star Wars insider, had the following to say (thanks, VGC):

"Amongst my digging, I heard there is a Knights of the Old Republic project in development somewhere"

“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.”

Knights of the Old Republic Developer

Reddit user u/ContributorX_PJ64 has posted the following information which has alluded to a new fact that Aspyr Media could be the developer behind the Knights of The Old Republic remake.

Aspyr Media (handles all Star Wars porting/remastering) is making a AAA RPG, and is on an ex-Bioware hiring spree. They may be the mystery KOTOR studio.

This looks to have been confirmed somewhat by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier on Resetera.

Knights of the Old Republic Platforms

Expect the game to target the latest generation of consoles and PC.

Knights of the Old Republic Trailer

As you'd imagine, there's no trailer yet – so let's get nostalgic and check out the first game's reveal.