Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will make changes for PS5 Remake — report

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is coming to PS5, but we have heard very little about it. A new report details a few combat, music, and general changes that might be on the way.

MrMattyPlays, the source of this rumour (thanks, PlayStation Lifestyle), has got reliable insiders in the RPG gaming space and has a track record of good information. He is also very careful about managing the scoops that do come his way. Even so, keep your salt shaker at your side until the official word comes to confirm the details.

The first bit of information regards combat. Matty says: "The action combat [...] what it was compared to in terms of inspiration — this does not mean the execution will be like, but inspiration — [developer Aspyr] looked at the likes of God of War, Nioh 2." Of course, the latter pair of reference points are meaty combat experiences in which you have a basic selection of attack routines that is made more complex by chaining moves and combining skills and damage dealing. Both are also incredibly tactile in terms of feel, so that could give KOTOR on PS5 a better sense of immersion with that DualSense.

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"On the story front, I was told [Aspyr] are staying faithful to the main story outside of some changes to main characters — like race, species, name, age — but that's not going to apply to anyone connected to the main plot," says Matty. For fans of the original, this will be considered a big win. Many were concerned that Bioware's original would get ripped apart for the modern era, but that arrears to not be the case.

"The OG soundtrack that we know and love is going to be re-recorded." Matty continues, "swoop racing and Pazaak is what I've been told as well." Finally, he states that according to his sources "there will be new content, there isn't just going to be a faithful remake — everything including the sidequests — it seems like there is going to be new stuff. What that is — I don't know." The original is pretty hefty in terms of content, so this would definitely be pushing this into the 50+ hour range based upon the original's 45-hour completion estimate.

What do you think of the news? Do you like the sound of these changes? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and explosive racers — before an evening swim.
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