The E3-like PlayStation Showcase earlier this month introduced with it the long-awaited announcement of a full remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – probably the greatest RPGs of all time. Now it looks as if we almost received a KOTOR remastered collection of each video games within the collection as an alternative, from the ex-BioWare employees at Beamdog.
As Sony’s showcase stream revealed, the KOTOR Remake is on its manner from Aspyr Media – and it’s undoubtedly coming to PC, by the best way – however followers almost received one thing very completely different as an alternative. One fascinating half concerning the Remake is that authentic developer BioWare doesn’t seem like concerned in any respect – so it’s stunning to be taught that one in all BioWare’s founders really pitched one other manner of bringing again KOTOR.
According to Beamdog CEO – and BioWare co-founder – Trent Oster, his studio really pitched a remaster referred to as the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Reforged Collection, which seemingly would together with each KOTOR video games. Given Beamdog is chargeable for the remasters of RPGs resembling Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 and Planescape: Torment, it could appear a pure match.
Trent Oster revealed on Twitter that Beamdog pitched KOTOR remasters – somewhat than Aspyr’s upcoming complete remake – to Lucasfilm Games, who clearly didn’t go for it. “Now we finally know who beat us to it,” Oster stated, alongside posting a sneak peek on the pitch – which strongly suggests Beamdog needed to incorporate each KOTOR video games into one collection, whereas the remake will solely be the primary game.
Here’s a peek at our failed pitch: (The Reforged Collection). I at all times discover it unhappy to have a look at failed pitches after the actual fact and take into consideration the arduous work that went into constructing them. pic.twitter.com/nqg12m2NAw
— Trent Oster (@TrentOster) September 10, 2021
While a Knights of the Old Republic remake is doubtlessly extra thrilling, it’s additionally mainly a model new game so it’ll seemingly be years earlier than it releases – however an HD remaster of KOTOR 1 and a pair of most likely might’ve been out as quickly as this yr. Regardless, the return of arguably the very best Star Wars game ever made is one thing to be enthusiastic about.