2021 is shaping up to be one for the record books as far as Star Wars is concerned.
Fresh off the back of Lucasfilm and Disney’s confirmation that several live-action TV shows and films are on course to arrive over the next two years or so, it was announced earlier this month that the former studio would be assuming a more involved role in other corners of the franchise, most notably video games. Using the newly established Lucasfilm Games brand, the company plans to collaborate with some of the industry’s most talented developers essentially with the aim of ushering in a golden age for Star Wars in interactive entertainment.
This means, among other things, that EA – which has held sole rights over the IP in the medium since 2013 – will be joined by the likes of Ubisoft and others in aiming to make the best adventure set in a galaxy far, far away possible, and there’s already one that’s quickly become a fan favourite despite the fact that it remains nothing but a rumor.
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Knights of the Old Republic, BioWare’s seminal RPG often considered to be one of finest tales ever told in George Lucas’ universe, is heavily rumored to either be getting a remake or direct sequel. The latter of these two scenarios so far appears to be the most likely, and following renewed hopes that exactly that is in the works thanks to several reputable sources coming forward to suggest as such, the internet is getting excited by the prospect, to say the least, as you can see below.
Hmmm, KotoR is a series specifically set in Star Wars Legends.
Soooo, will this part also be part of Legends? (Please!) https://t.co/TWXKikWIcM
— Magos Terra (@GroadmiralThraw) January 24, 2021
— Jole a.k.a dosta corone pls fale mi izlasci (@mrtaviznutra) January 25, 2021
I can always tell when a Star Wars fan has played KOTOR or not depending on whether they still have the delusion that the Jedi are good
— Ash (@PUNISHEDASH) January 25, 2021
KOTOR is trending, as it should!!! pic.twitter.com/OattEikVvg
— Affy M is a Simp Lord (@affylouisa) January 25, 2021
I've been heating a lot about a potential new KOTOR game in the works. The Old Republic is my favorite Star Wars era next to the prequel one, so I really really hope that this is real. But until there is an offical announcement I intend to reserve my excitement. pic.twitter.com/sS0dSWbPZC
— Jacen Solo???️? ⊃∪∩⪽ (@C43DU5) January 25, 2021
So new KOTOR game is being developed by some unknown studio. Hell yea! Please be good and hopefully, they reveal that studio soon. Let's hope it's legit.
— LastKnownMeal (@LastKnownMeal) January 25, 2021
This KotOR news is sweet and I'm on the edge of hyped, but part of me is wary because there have been SO MANY rumors over the years.
— S. (@Nevar23) January 25, 2021
— Ethan (@theeshew) January 25, 2021
Look, we don’t know if this rumored new KOTOR game will take place in wither Legends or Canon timeline, but either way, if it’s true, I’m actually intrigued. Maybe it won’t be as iconic as the original games, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. #KOTOR pic.twitter.com/ltXPA7XVtP
— ??#StarWarsForever ?? (@Skywalker11491) January 25, 2021
— Nerdy (@deardavidwebb) January 25, 2021
As for when a so-called Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3 is likely to be announced, who knows? There are plenty of viable venues, though. While not an officially recognized occasion, May the 4th is a date worth keeping an eye on, as are the summer months usually dominated by reveals coming out of E3. The latter is unlikely to go ahead this year due to COVID-19, but you can no doubt expect something to take place in its stead.
In the meantime, let us know what you’d love to see from a KOTOR sequel in the usual place below!