BioWare Austin, the studio behind Star Wars: The Old Republic, is rumored to be working on a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game.
According to industry insider Liam Robertson, sources close to the matter have revealed that the project initially began as just a revival but picked up its own identity along the way. In that light, it is believed that the developer has a brand new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic in the pipelines and is not simply remaking the classic role-playing game.
“I’ve heard that it isn’t exactly a remake anymore, but it started as a remake/revival,” he said last week on his podcast. “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.”
As for a release date for the new Knights of the Old Republic game, Robertson revealed that the project has been in development for some time now. However, there is no way of telling when it will be unveiled.
The rumor is thin but fans of the franchise will be keeping their fingers crossed in the coming months, hoping to see the developer walk on the stage of E3 2017 and give us a teaser or debut trailer for the title. Then again, considering that BioWare Austin is currently “prototyping” the project. It may be too soon to expect any official confirmation.
Robertson also confirmed that BioWare Austin is pretty much working on only Star Wars games “for the indefinite future.”
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was released in 2003, and is considered by many to be the best work from BioWare in history. It received a sequel in 2004, The Sith Lord, though that was developed by Obsidian.