BioWare Austin, the team behind Star Wars: The Old Republic, is currently in the early stages of developing a new Knights of the Old Republic game.
Industry insider Liam Robertson revealed on the latest episode of his Patreon-exclusive podcast (via The Star Wars Game Outpost) that BioWare Austin is now working exclusively on Star Wars games and is currently prototyping a new Knights of the Old Republic game. Robertson previously leaked the cancellation of Scalebound and the existence of Middle-earth: Shadow of War before the official announcements.
“I’ve learned now that [BioWare Austin is] pretty much now exclusively working on Star Wars games and they’re going to be doing that for the indefinite future,” he said. “What they’re currently working on right now—and I have this on good authority—is a sort of remake/revival of Knights of the Old Republic. I don’t know when this is set to come out, but it has been in development for a little while now.”
Robertson added that the game started life as a remake of the classic game, but has since transformed into its own original entry in the series.
“I don’t really know how that game’ll end up,” he explained. “I’ve heard that it isn’t exactly a remake anymore, but it started as a remake/revival. Now it’s kind of going from that blueprint in sort of its own original thing. I guess we’ll see what that turns out to be, but they are prototyping it right now.”
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic originally launched for Xbox and PC in 2003.