Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake announced for PC and PS5

This is a promotional image from Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Today, Sony revealed quite a surprising announcement for PlayStation 5 and PC during its September 2021 Showcase. There's a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake in development. Contrary to expectations, it's being made in partnership with Aspyr instead of the original developer BioWare.

For those unfamiliar with the original, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic takes place a long time before the events of the films.

It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. You are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force on your quest to save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? Hero or villain, savior or conqueror... you alone will determine the destiny of the entire galaxy! Features An epic Star Wars role-playing experience with unique characters, creatures, vehicles and planets. Learn to use the Force with over 40 different powers, plus build your own Lightsaber. Adventure through iconic Star Wars locations, including Tatooine and the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. Choose your party from nine customizable characters, including Twi'leks, Droids and Wookiees. Travel to seven enormous worlds in your own starship, the Ebon Hawk. A streamlined user interface, custom-made for the iPad's touch screen, helps immerse you in the action.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is one of the best legacy games out there and the remake is still very early in development according to the PlayStation Blog. It seems like it's going to be a few years before we can get our hands on it.

If you haven't played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, it's available as an Xbox One X Enhanced title on the Microsoft Store for $10. You can also buy it on the platform of your choice since it's out on a number of devices including Android and iOS.

Are you excited for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake? Did you play the original? Let us know in the comments below.

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