The remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, known colloquially as KOTOR, has been given a release date in connection with new rumours…
The remake (which we have yet to see in action) was mentioned in the latest episode of the Defining Duke podcast. Supposedly, there will be two combat modes in the game. One will be a full-action mode inspired by Nioh and God of War, and the other will be a slower-paced mode, which could be pretty similar to the Wait Mode seen in Final Fantasy VII Remake (Part 1…).
According to Bespin Bulletin, the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake will be the last Star Wars game among the currently planned titles, with 2023 looking like a possible date, and before that, the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will hit stores. (Interesting, then, what about Star Wars: Eclipse at Quantic Dream? Is that title indeed several years away?)
“From what I’ve gathered from various sources, following the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, the next game in line to release will be the Knights of the Old Republic remake in 2023, hopefully. The last thing I heard on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was that April/May is when the game is looking to release, but it’s not set in stone, and things are ever-changing in the current landscape due to COVID-19, which has already forced multiple delays upon The Skywalker Saga. I was unfortunate not to get any updates on the second Star Wars title currently being worked on under EA,” the post reads.
We underline the obligatory refrain: this is not official. The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is planned for PlayStation 5 and PC, but we don’t know when it will be available. The game is being worked on by Aspyr and has timed exclusivity, as LucasFilm Games prefers multiplatform releases (and they took away the exclusivity from Electronic Arts).