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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is getting a remake for the PS5

The remake, developed by Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games, will be a timed console exclusive for the PlayStation 5.

At the PlayStation Showcase 2021 on Thursday, Lucasfilm Games and Aspyr revealed the first trailer for the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The short teaser depicts KotOR’s protagonist Revan donning their lightsaber accompanied by some epic narration. This Knights of the Old Republic remake is coming to the PS5 as a timed console exclusive.

Check out the announcement trailer here:

All about the Knights of the Old Republic remake

Knights of the Old Republic remains one of the most popular Star Wars games ever released. The RPG, originally released in 2003, takes place over 4,000 years before the events of the prequels. It told the story of an amnesiac Force-sensitive warrior named Revan who goes on a journey to rediscover his memory.

Fans have clamored for KotOR to return for years. Now, LucasArts and Aspyr are making those dreams come true with a title designed for the PlayStation 5.

Ryan Treadwell, a producer at Aspyr Media, said in a PlayStation blog post:

With Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake, our hope is to give both series newcomers and long-term fans an experience that can live alongside the very best modern releases. We’re rebuilding it from the ground up with the latest tech to match the groundbreaking standard of innovation established by the original, all while staying true to its revered story.

Ryan Treadwell, Lead Producer, Aspyr Media

The original Knights of the Old Republic was developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts. A spokeswoman from Electronic Arts (BioWare’s parent company) responded to an inquiry by Geoff Keighley on BioWare’s involvement in the remake. The reply itself is very evasive but seems to indicate that BioWare and EA have no involvement in the remake. This would make sense as BioWare is likely too busy with Mass Effect 4 to lend a hand.

We don’t currently have any info on when the remake will come out, but we’re excited to dive back into the Star Wars universe with this acclaimed title again.

Via VentureBeat.

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