Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic could've had a different remake, according to one of BioWare's co-founders. Having offered his congratulations to Aspyr on Twitter, Trent Oster - who formed BioWare with Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, Brent Oster, Marcel Zeschuk, and Augustine Yip - revealed his own remake pitch.
Revealing "we finally know who beat us to it," this remake pitch was proposed under Oster's new studio Beamdog, for which he's currently CEO. Having left BioWare in 2009, he's not credited as having directly worked on the original KOTOR release, but he laid out his previous ideas on Twitter.
Star Wars: KOTOR Remake Was Unsuccessfully Pitched by a Bioware Co-Founder Years Back
Calling this "The Reforged Collection", he later shared a screenshot of this pitch in a follow-up tweet. While it's difficult to read the smaller text included on the presentation preview, we can see that Beamdog outlined potential HD improvements to BioWare's beloved RPGs.
Ultimately, this pitch was declined and while Aspyr's remake doesn't directly feature EA or BioWare's involvement, members of KOTOR's original development team are currently involved. Though some fans might've preferred Beamdog to take on this project, Oster says he's "confident" Aspyr will do great work.