PlayStation Showcase kicked off tonight Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic-Remake.
In the development of Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games, it is a brand-new remake of the original highly respected RPG, and is exclusively developed as a PS5 console at launch and on PC.
The game has been completely rebuilt from the ground up. Although the trailer does not show anything other than Darth Revan, it does have a voiceover by Jennifer Hale, who played Bastila Shan in the original game.
Aspyr co-founder Ted Staloch said: “In the past few years, we have gathered the best talents in the entire industry to provide a modern perspective for this eternal Star Wars saga.”
“As lifelong Star Wars fans, we have a wealth of experience in many of the best games. We have the deepest love and admiration for “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” and can’t wait to share this with other members of the galaxy. Stunning remake.”
The development of the remake was led by a newly formed team composed of industry veterans from the developer and publisher Aspyr, and worked closely with Lucasfilm Games.
“Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic stand out in the Star Wars saga, and we are excited to work with Aspyr and Sony to recreate this saga for a new generation of players,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president of Lucasfilm Games.
“Our team has been working closely and working together to respect the fans’ love of the original, while bringing new fans to this incredible journey.”
“Almost 20 years after its debut, “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” is still one of the most demanding remakes in the PlayStation community,” said Eric Lempel, senior vice president of global marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“It’s time to realize this dream for die-hard fans and those who have not yet experienced it.”
This single player game took place approximately 4,000 years before the events of the original trilogy and was first released in 2003. It is loved by many people and is often rated as one of the best video games of all time.
The game was originally developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts. Before Aspyr was ported to Mac OS X, iOS and Android, it was released on Xbox and PC, and could be played on Xbox 360 and Xbox One through backward compatibility.