According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, Aspyr Media is currently working on a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Jason made the claim in an interview with MinnMax Show. At time of writing, Aspyr Media has not made a comment on this rumour so this is what it will remain, despite Jason’s track record to breaking stories about projects in the past including Assassin’s Creed titles. Disney has also not commented on the speculation about this remake.
This is not the first time this year that Jason has corroborated on the news that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is in development. In January, Bespin Bulletin announced that sources had stated a remake was in development but at the time it was unknown who the developer was. Now it is stated by Jason that Aspyr Media are that team. Aspyr Media is no stranger to the Star Wars games. The studio has already released remasters of Star Wars: Republic Commando, Star Wars Racer, and Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.
This rumour would rule out BioWare revisiting the game that it developed originally, and it also rules out Obsidian Entertainment which developed the follow up Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords. With Obsidian Entertainment being owned by Microsoft it is unlikely Disney would want to limit a revival as an exclusive. Whoever is making the alleged remake of Knights of the Old Republic will have a massive task on hand to recreate a beloved game. It is likely that the game, if it is released, will be published under the recently revived Lucasfilm Games brand.