The new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game is reported to be under development outside of Electronic Arts.
It is according to multiple sources, including credited Star Wars Insiders Bespin BulletinA recent podcast states that a new fan-popular RPG series is actually under development by an unnamed game developer.
It was previously reported that a new KOTOR game was under development, but it was developed outside of BioWare and EA, the original creators who until recently were the only major manufacturers of Star Wars games. This is the first suggestion that it may be inside.
Lucasfilm announced this month that it will license Star Wars games to other companies, including Ubisoft, as part of its new game label. According to Bespin Bulletin and others, KoTOR seems to be one of the titles passed to developers other than EA.
Insiders not only cite their own sources, Recent Comments by Bloomberg Journalist Jason Schreier It suggests that a new game was somehow unexpectedly under development.
“In my digging, I heard that there is a Knights project in the Old Republic under development somewhere,” Bespin breaking news said. “I talked to a few people and Jason Schreier said he wasn’t EA, so I can’t guess who the studio is making this game.” “
Regarding the broader plans for Star Wars games, insiders said they heard that a “bounty hunter game” was being developed somewhere and that EA was working on a “smaller” Star Wars game.
“I don’t know if the bounty hunter game is with them or with Ubisoft. But yeah, EA is working on something and there’s another unpublished one. [Star Wars] Games in EA, I don’t know what it is. I don’t think it’s Battle Front 3. “
Nate Najda of Wushu Studios, another person who occasionally shares information about unreleased games Backed up the claim A new KoTOR is under development.
Regarding the new developer of KoTOR, Najda wrote: “It’s not as mysterious as you might think. It’s not a common name most people know.”
Released in 2003, BioWare’s fan-favorite RPG tells the story of the Jedi vs. Sith, set about 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire in the 1977 Star Wars movie.
Obsidian created the sequel, The Sith Lords, in 2004, but for nearly 17 years since then, there hasn’t been a mainline Knights of the Old Republic game (unless you count EA’s 2011 MMO The Old Republic).
Last year’s entertainment publication Cinelinks Two sources were cited as claiming that KoTOR’s “remake” or “certain sequel” was at green after previous attempts to revive the series were shelved by EA.
After Disney acquired the franchise, the original Knights of the Old Republic game was officially removed from Star Wars Kanon, but there are signs that it is trying to reintroduce story elements from the game.
In 2017, several KoTOR plot elements were referenced in the Star Wars Rebels anime series, including the Mandalorian Wars and the ancient Sith planet Malacol. Scenes deleted from Clone Wars It was reportedly set to include KoTOR’s Darth Revan.
Later, the art book for the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker contained a reference to the Sith Corps, named after Levan.
In 2019, Lucasfilm also announced the launch of a variety of media exploring the “High Republic Era,” which officially takes place hundreds of years before Star Wars films.