Rumors and reports of a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) remaster or remake have been floating around for well over a year already, and all signs are pointing to its being real and an earnest remake. Now, additional information is coming out to indicate that Aspyr, currently known for porting several Star Wars games to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 and other platforms, is the developer of the KOTOR remake. This information comes from Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier on the MinnMax Podcast, and Eurogamer also states that it has “heard of Aspyr’s involvement.”
Past reports have not painted a clear picture of what the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake will entail as far as which elements are retained and which are remixed, and adding Aspyr into the picture does nothing to clarify matters. Its recent ports of games like Star Wars Episode I: Racer and Star Wars: Republic Commando have been of decent quality, and it did port KOTOR and its sequel to mobile and other platforms. None of that provides any indication of how Aspyr would do building its own Knights of the Old Republic remake for Lucasfilm Games though — or how much of its narrative might be altered to better agree with the Disney Star Wars canon.
Stay tuned for more details on this reported KOTOR Aspyr remake.