Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic might be getting a reboot

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic might be getting a reboot

27th January 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

Bioware’s beloved Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic might be getting a reboot, according to rumours.

The cherished role-player was released back in 2003 and considered a huge hit all the way up until Disney bought the franchise in 2014.

After the rights were sold, the entertainment giant decided to reset the universe, effectively fracturing it into two.

For many this was much needed, as it had grown incredibly cluttered. Slowly, but surely, characters, events and so on are being made official once again.

Recently, eGaming Desk reported on Knights of the Old Republic fan-favourite Darth Revan’s reintroduction to the franchise.

While rumours of a reboot to Bioware’s title have often thrived, the latest news about the character has set the rumour mill in motion once more.

Interestingly though, the latest scoop hasn’t emerged from a video game industry source but rather, a movie one called Cinelinx.

The same source is the one which claimed to have been among the first to break the news about Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi on the Disney+ TV show.

They claim to have heard two differing tales – firstly, it will be a reboot, but they have also heard it may be more akin to a sequel.

There are other indicators that it might be happening, such as the widely-discussed Project Luminous – believed to be centred on this time period in the Star Wars franchise which vastly predates the prequel trilogy featuring Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul.

There are also rumblings about a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order – though given the success of the original, this seems inevitable – and even a game for the Nintendo Switch.

Perhaps the biggest factor which would give credence to an additional Knights of the Old Republic title lies in the fact Electronic Arts (EA) owns the license to produce Star Wars games while also owning Bioware – the studio which developed the original.

Considering Darth Revan was re-canonised, it isn’t surprising to see the rumour mill churning fresh gossip though and until official confirmation arrives, it remains to be seen whether this title will come to fruition.

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