KOTOR Remake was almost a remastered collection by Baldur’s
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KOTOR Remake was almost a remastered collection by Baldur’s Gate devs

The E3-like PlayStation Showcase earlier this month brought with it the long-awaited announcement of a full remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – one of the best RPGs of all time. Now it seems like we almost got a KOTOR remastered collection of both games in the series instead, from the ex-BioWare staff at Beamdog.

As Sony’s showcase stream revealed, the KOTOR Remake is on its way from Aspyr Media – and it’s definitely coming to PC, by the way – but fans almost got something very different instead. One interesting part about the Remake is that original developer BioWare doesn’t appear to be involved at all – so it’s surprising to learn that one of BioWare’s founders actually pitched another way of bringing back KOTOR.

According to Beamdog CEO – and BioWare co-founder – Trent Oster, his studio actually pitched a remaster called the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Reforged Collection, which seemingly would including both KOTOR games. Given Beamdog is responsible for the remasters of RPGs such as Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 and Planescape: Torment, it would seem a natural fit.

Trent Oster revealed on Twitter that Beamdog pitched KOTOR remasters – rather than Aspyr’s upcoming total remake – to Lucasfilm Games, who obviously didn’t go for it. “Now we finally know who beat us to it,” Oster said, alongside posting a sneak peek at the pitch – which strongly suggests Beamdog wanted to include both KOTOR games into one collection, whereas the remake will only be the first game.

While a Knights of the Old Republic remake is potentially more exciting, it’s also basically a brand new game so it’ll likely be years before it releases – but an HD remaster of KOTOR 1 and 2 probably could’ve been out as soon as this year. Regardless, the return of arguably the best Star Wars game ever made is something to be excited about.

Published at Sun, 19 Sep 2021 15:12:42 +0000

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