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We Finally Know Who's Doing The Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Remake

There's no denying that "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" is one of the most beloved "Star Wars" games of all time. In 2020, Aspyr ported "Knights of the Old Republic" to mobile platforms, but it didn't quite satisfy fans that wanted a complete sequel to the game. Aspyr recently announced it would bring "Star Wars: Republic Commando" to the Switch and PS4, but that only made fans want "Knights of the Old Republic" more.

Rumors about a "Knights of the Old Republic" remake began floating around in early 2020, but now fans have a solid answer to their most pressing question. Yes, a "Knights of the Old Republic" remake is happening, and we even know who's behind it.

In an interview with the "MinnMaxShow" podcast, Jason Schreier revealed that Aspyr would develop a remake of "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic." While Aspyr isn't known for its high production games, it does have experience with the "Star Wars" IP, and has ported several "Star Wars" games to different platforms.

So far, Aspyr hasn't made an official announcement about a "Knights of the Old Republic" remake, even though Schreier commented that the information is "public at this point." Eurogamer indicated that it received a separate report of Aspyr's involvement with "Knights of the Old Republic," noting that "while the developer is known for often releasing straight ports, work is currently underway to make the project more of a remake instead." Remaking a game is a vastly different task from porting a game to a new system, and fans can continue to hope Aspyr is up to the task.

The internet's reaction to the unannounced game is expectedly positive. One player mused that they hope "Knights of the Old Republic" gets the "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" treatment, with updated graphics and combat. Another gamer mentioned that the original "Knights of the Old Republic" still works well, and doesn't need an update. Instead, they said, developers should focus on a new "Knights of the Old Republic" game. However, that fan was in the minority. Many gamers chimed in to say that "Knights of the Old Republic" felt inaccessible in the current gaming world due to its clunky controls. Revisiting what worked in the original can only improve the remake. 

"Star Wars" has a spotty history when it comes to video games. Many regard EA's "Star Wars" games as lackluster, while "Knights of the Old Republic," as well as its sequel, stand out as some of the best "Star Wars" games of all time. Hopefully, Aspyr will continue the tradition of excellent "Star Wars" games with its "Knights of the Old Republic" remake.