A remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is reportedly being developed at Aspyr. An updated version of this classic Star Wars game has been rumored for quite some time, but recent reports have shed more light on it.
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier named the developer in an appearance on the MinnMax podcast. The opening of the show started off talking about the persistent KOTOR rumors and how a remake isn’t in development at EA, with the host coming back to the topic at the end–where Schreier gave the studio name.
“This is public at this point, I’ve basically confirmed that Aspyr–which is the company that’s ported a bunch of KOTOR games–is working on the remake,” he said.
This report was further corroborated by Eurogamer, which also reported hearing Aspyr’s involvement in remake’s development.
Aspyr has been known for working on ports for game like Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer and Jedi Outcast. However, this would be a change for the developer, since its appears to be a full remake instead of just a port. Previous rumors have suggested that the remake would not be developed by EA’s internal studios, and that the game would take elements from both the old KOTOR titles.
After Disney bought Lucasfilm, EA gained an exclusive contract for the Star Wars license. Earlier this year though, Disney opened a Lucasfilm Games brand which will maintain all Star Wars game projects going forward–as well as opening development to other studios. Of course, EA still plans to make more Star Wars games.