Oh Wow, This Footage of the HD Star Wars: KOTOR Reboot is Amazing!

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 12:53PM
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 12:53PM
Oh Wow, This Footage of the HD Star Wars: KOTOR Reboot is Amazing!
For fans of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, life is a never-ending rollercoaster of emotions that sees us feeling epic highs and the lowest of lows. The Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) series produced two of the greatest Star Wars games of all time, therefore it's understandable that we all desperately want to see more. 

Last year, we got all excited when a rumor emerged suggesting that KOTOR is coming to Xbox One and PS4, but the more time goes on, the more that looks unlikely. We also got all excited again when we learnt that a group of fans had taken it upon themselves to create their own unofficial HD KOTOR reboot. This time, however, it would seem that our excitement was 100% warranted, because we've now seen some early footage from the game and it looks absolutely incredible.



The improvements really are quite breathtaking, especially when compared to the game's original 2003 appearance. My one quibble would be the addition of a first person perspective, but the dev team has already assured us that a third person view will be available. The amount of extra detail added into this mod makes it almost unrecognizable from the original game, but the real proof in the pudding will come when the devs start layering in dialogue and action into the beautifully remodeled landscapes.



When Knights of the Old Republic: Apeiron is completed, the developers behind it plan to release the game for free. To play it, you'll need an existing copy of the original Knights of the Old Republic, which makes this more of a mod than an actual game. A supremely ambitious mod, but a mod nonetheless.

For reference, here's an example of what gameplay looks like on the 2013 update that Aspyr released on iOS.



If, like us, you are wondering whether or not this is legal, the Apeiron team seems to believe it is. But, knowing our luck with this franchise, there's every chance that Disney will take offense to the mod and stomp it down before we ever get to play it.
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