Electronic Arts might have realised that single-player games are still in demand (just look how well November’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order performs).
Cinelinx reports that something is forming around Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR). In 2015, the site cited three sources saying that a new KotOR is in development. However, it was put on the back burner in 2016, as the publisher, Electronic Arts, didn’t want to work on this project. (They were doing Star Wars: Battlefront II. That came out on the Fall of 2017, and it became one of the most controversial games of the year due to the loot boxes.)
Now two, independent sources tell Cinelinx that Electronic Arts has taken the Knights of the Old Republic remake ideas out of the shelf. One of the sources has been reliable with a different story, but the other one says it’s going to be more of a sequel than a remake, as the elements of the first two games will be included, but reshaped due to the happenings in the lore since. (Remember, under Disney, multiple films came out. This explains why they want to adjust a few things.)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was developed by BioWare. It came out in 2003 on Xbox and PC, and a year later on Mac. The successful RPG got an Android version in late 2014. A sequel followed fairly quickly, but it was made by the now-Xbox Game Studios-owned Obsidian. KotOR 2 launched in late 2004 on Xbox and in early 2005 on PC, respectively. (The Linux and Mac versions came in 2015.)
Electronic Arts might be doing something in the background. Let’s hope that the rumours are true. The Knights of the Old Republic games are still highly played even today. 1.5 decades ago, the Star Wars games hit a high: even an FPS, Republic Commando, was outstanding. EA just has to find the right notes…
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