Rumor Suggests Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is Being Remade for Xbox One and PS4

Friday, 07 August 2015 - 11:36AM
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Friday, 07 August 2015 - 11:36AM
Rumor Suggests Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is Being Remade for Xbox One and PS4
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is arguably one of the greatest games ever to emerge from the Star Wars franchise. Giving players the opportunity to choose their path to either the light or the dark side of the force, the RPG was first released back on Xbox and PC 12 years ago, but now rumors are emerging that suggest KOTOR could be making a comeback.



According to Cinelinx, there have for, some time now, been rumblings of a potential update for KOTOR. The report suggests that the update will go well beyond the tightening up of graphics and interface, and will even include an upgrade to the overall gameplay. Could that mean there are some new quests and storylines on the horizon? Actually, before we get carried away, let's just remember that these are just rumors and although the report does mention Gamestop employees, that could be anyone from Gamestop HQ to an area teenager working in a mall. Still, this has got me rather excited.



Though the game was playable on Xbox 360 and was more recently released as a mobile game, KOTOR is understandably starting to show its age. That's not to say that it doesn't still hold up well, though. The level of depth and detail contained within the game were astounding back when it was first released and still offer a lot for the modern gamer. The ability to customize a whole bucketload of armor and weapons, as well as being able to select from a solid range of force powers made KOTOR hugely replayable.

Taking place some 4,000 years before the events seen in the original Star Wars movies, Knights of the Old Republic is set to the backdrop of a war between the Republic and an increasingly powerful Sith army. Led by Darth Malak, the encroaching Sith forces have scattered and weakened the Republic as well as their Jedi allies.



The story spans multiple worlds, from the Jedi enclave of Dantooine to the Sith world of Korriban and even the Wookiee homeland of Kashyyyk. As well as your own character, players can take control of a host of other team members that slowly build up throughout the story. From ageing Jedi hermits to powerful Wookiees and homicidal droids, KOTOR has it all.

Both Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic 2 are currently available on Steam.
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