Rumors abound of the long-awaited Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic reboot game finally commencing development. If we’re to believe these rumors, then EA and BioWare will play no role in its development.
Game Informer is the source of all these new rumors. According to them, they found a recent report from Bespin Bulletin that states that the reboot of the famed RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is currently in development. Even more interestingly, the original developers of the game, EA and BioWare, will not be involved in this reboot.
Unfortunately, we have no info about which company is actually developing this Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic reboot. According to the actual leaker from Bespin Bulletin, the only official info we have is that we “will ‘never guess’ who the studio is that’s making this game”. I guess if it’s a surprise, it’s probably going to be a good one.
The Old Republic We’ve All Been Waiting For?
Thus far, the only information we have about this Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic reboot is from older rumors. This older lore imply that the reboot will basically mash together the plots of both games, and to ensure that it conforms to current Star Wars canon. The reason for this is to make a single, better-flowing narrative. Admittedly, this does make sense, and it’d certainly be more impressive if this surprise studio can pull it off.
As you can expect though, these rumors are driving the Star Wars fandom wild.
Thus far, the general tone of fan reactions seem to be “cautiously hopeful”. It’s a reasonable reactions, since we’ve had so many rumors about a reboot of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic over the years. Ever since we learned that EA no longer has complete control over the Star Wars franchise in regards to gaming though, these rumors seem more legit than ever. We’ll just have to wait for more official news on the subject, wherever it comes from.
Both Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games may be getting a reboot. A studio is actually developing it, but it’s apparently a surprise for now. Star Wars fans are going bonkers over these rumors, but they remain cautiously hopeful. Tune in later as this story develops.
Source: Game Informer