The game that everyone calls KOTOR, as well as its sequel, might show up on newer consoles so that newer generations can meet the work previously done by BioWare and Obsidian, nearly two decades ago.
Jordan Maison is a reliable insider when it comes to the Star Wars IP. We might remember him talking about Project Maverick, which was then announced as Star Wars: Squadrons that was developed by EA Motive (which was formerly led by Jade Raymond, who previously laid the groundwork for Assassin’s Creed at Ubisoft, and is now the head of Google Stadia Games & Entertainment).
„[I] heard some fun game stuff this week. [It’s] nothing huge, and [there are] no real details (hence a tweet and not a post). Do you know how the Jedi Knight games and Episode 1 Racer got [Nintendo] Switch/modern console re-releases? Hearing KOTOR 1 and 2 [Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords] will get the same at some point this year,” Maison wrote on Twitter. He meant these games: Star Wars Episode I: Racer, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. (The Xbox One/Xbox Series are not mentioned as they can play the OG Xbox games via backwards compatibility…)
Don’t confuse this rumour with the alleged Knights of the Old Republic remake. „Note, this would be SEPARATE from the upcoming remake thingy (which would incorporate elements to include it into canon). These would just be straight, upscaled, ports,” Maison added and because of that, we suspect that Aspyr Media is behind the re-releases. After all, they handled the aforementioned titles’ new versions as well.
Nothing is official yet, but it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if it was true.