Given that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is not only one of the greatest RPGs ever made, but also one of the best Star Wars releases across all media, it’s understandable that legions of fans want it to come back in some way, shape, or form. Rumours over the last few months have suggested that that is eventually going to happen, with reports earlier this year suggesting that a remake of the original BioWare classic was in the works.
One of the sources for that rumour was journalist Jason Schreier of Bloomberg, who recently doubled down on that. Speaking during a recent MinnMax podcast (which you can view below), Schreier re-iterated that a Knights of the Old Republic remake is indeed in development, and that it’s being made by Aspyr Media (who were acquired by Embracer Group earlier this year). Meanwhile, a separate report by Eurogamer also corroborates the same, stating the their own sources have mentioned Aspyr’s involvement in the remake as well.
Aspyr Media has been working with the Star Wars IP for some time now, but they’ve generally only handled ports of recent games. Over the last few years, they’ve worked on ports of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Knights of the Old Republic 2, Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy, Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 – Jedi Outcast, Star Wars: Episode I – Racer, Star Wars: Republic Commando, and more.