KOTOR Remake, Sequel Rumors Resurface

Reportedly billed as sequels to the original KOTOR games, these remakes are rumored to bring the stories in line with official Star Wars canon.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remakes might be in the works, according to the latest Star Wars rumors from Cinelinx's Jordan Maison. The original rumors are fairly old, and the projects seemed like they wouldn't get off the ground. However, Maison's sources recently offered new information suggesting they're back on track.

The two independent sources offer two different versions of the rumor: one suggests Knights of the Old Republic is getting a straight-up remake, while the other says it's a sequel.

The sequel source claims that instead of remaking the old content, EA wants something "that would integrate elements from the first two games in order to bring certain things into the current Star Wars canon."

That fits in with the general state of Star Wars post-Rise of Skywalker, where Disney and LucasFilm want to explore periods with no connection to the Skywalker saga, including the period of the Old Republic. As Maison also points out, a lot of the old lore from before Disney obtained the franchise has found its way into official Star Wars narratives anyway, making a re-imagining seem pretty likely.

Regardless, after the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it's only natural we'll be seeing more Star Wars games coming in the future. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more KOTOR remake news and rumors as we Force-pull them from the ether.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 24th 2020

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