Rumors of a reboot, remake or sequel to Knights of the Old Republic have been around for a long time. Most recently, almost exactly a year ago, we reported that EA is allegedly working on a reboot that should introduce the two Kotor games into the new Star Wars canon:
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Rumors surfaced again at the weekend. Many websites are currently reporting that a new series part is already in the works. But what is really there? We investigate the sources of these rumors.
Where do the rumors come from?
Rumor One: EA is working on Kotor remake
Now Cinelinx writes that a sequel is in development again at EA: It should be a kind of sequel in which elements of the first two Kotor games are reused to correspond to the current Star Wars canon. Almost exactly what we reported about a year ago – Cinelinx was the source even then.
How credible is Cinelinx? The website had the information before anyone else that Ewan McGregor will slip into the role of the Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi again and thus seems to have contacts with credible insiders. However, claims by another source contradict them. Especially since insights into the film and series industries do not imply gaming insiders at the same time.
Rumor Two: Kotor Sequel is not created by EA
“I heard there was a Knights of the Old Republic project in development somewhere. I talked to a few people and also found out that Jason Schreier said it wasn’t made at EA and we never guess which studio it did Game makes. “
Bespin Bulletin is supported by Nate Nadja from Wushu Studios, who has distinguished himself as a very trustworthy insider under his nickname shinobi602.
This writes down in relation to the as yet unknown developer Resetera:
“It’s not as mysterious as you might think. It’s just not a household name that most people know.”
In line with this rumor, Lucasfilm announced earlier this month that the Star Wars license would also be granted to other game publishers. This also applies to Ubisoft, who are working on an open world game in the Star Wars universe:
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Which rumor is more credible?
If one of the rumors presented is true, it can actually only be the second. The original developer Bioware currently has its hands full with Dragon Age 4, the next Mass Effect and the re-launch of the loot shooter Anthem. The developers of Kotor 2, Obsidian, are no longer part of EA, but are now owned by Microsoft and are working on the fantasy role-playing game Avowed.
However, it is still completely unclear which studio would have the resources to tackle a mammoth project like a new Kotor:
- Bioware: Is busy with Mass Effect, Dragon Age 4 and Anthem.
- Respawn: Probably working on Jedi: Fallen Order 2.
- Ubisoft: Already working on another Star Wars project.
- Blizzard: Takes care of its own franchises, currently Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.
- Bethesda: Has its hands full with Starfield, The Elder Scrolls 6 and a potential Fallout: New Vegas 2 too.
- Obsidian: Works on the fantasy RPG Avowed.
- Bungie: Working on a non-Destiny project, but seems unlikely due to the games it has released so far.
- Run: Currently developing Baldurs Gate 3.
So it remains to be seen which developer could work on the as yet unconfirmed project. If Bespin Bulletin can be trusted, it would be a studio nobody expects anyway.
What do you think: Which developer would be suitable for a project like Kotor? Write us in the comments!