Friday, August 7, 2015

Rumor: 'Knights of the Old Republic' to see an HD Remake in 2016

By: Dominic Jones

One of the most popular video games in Star Wars history may be about to make a comeback.  Cinleinx is reporting that an HD remake of the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will hit shelves in 2016.  According to Cinelix's Jordan Maison

"I've heard from multiple sources that Knights of the Old Republic is getting an update for the current generation consoles...and I'm not talking about a resolution remaster; an actual upgrade to the game to make it enjoyable for both new and returning gamers. Better yet, I'm hearing it'll be coming sooner than you think."

The sources report that an announcement is slated for late 2015 and the updated game could be released in mid-2016.  
This would be very interesting, if true.  We know the game is still massively popular, Darth Revan won the Hasbro's fan choice poll and is being made into a Black Series 6" action figure.  So the audience is there.  Also, Lucasfilm seems to have no problem continuing to release non-canon, or "legends," material in the old republic era.  The MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic continues to pump out new content so it wouldn't be unprecedented.  

While I have great respect for KOTOR's place is Star Wars history, I'd rather Lucasfilm, Disney, and EA focused their time and money on pushing out new content rather that basking in the past.

As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

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