BioWare Confirms ‘Knights of the Old Republic 3′ for Next-Gen

Apr 1, 2014 by  

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[Update: April Fools'! Sorry, We Want This To Be True As Well!]

When Electronic Arts first announced their exclusive licensing deal with Disney for the Star Wars property, many figured it was only a matter of time before EA subsidiary BioWare and the galaxy far, far away reunited. Now, Electronic Arts has made it official: BioWare will develop Knights of the Old Republic 3!

BioWare developer Max Rebo has confirmed the news, saying that it has always been in the company’s plans to return to the franchise that made them a household name.

Moreover, Rebo shared his excitement over working with the new consoles, and how leveraging the power of both the PS4 and the Xbox One will help make Knights of the Old Republic 3 a massive game, at least 100 times larger than the first KOTOR.

“We are excited to announce that BioWare is currently in the midst of development on a new Knights of the Old Republic title. When Electronic Arts first came to us with the news they were acquiring the Star Wars license, we knew exactly what we wanted to do, and now we are pleased to share that news with our fans. We can’t wait for gamers to see what BioWare has in store for them in the fall of 2014″

For years, gamers have been clamoring for KOTOR 3, but BioWare has always seemed slightly reticent with regards to the idea. They did deliver The Old Republic MMO, which they say was like Knights of the Old Republic 3 through 9 packaged in a single online experience, but most fans didn’t fully believe that to be true. Even more so after playing the game. If anything, The Old Republic only further increased fans desires for a new Knights of the Old Republic.

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We knew for quite some time that BioWare was working on some form of Star Wars game, alongside DICE and Visceral Games, but that was it. Only DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront was confirmed as in development, with the other two developers’ projects laying in wait.

However, when BioWare’s name was dropped in connection with Star Wars, most hoped that they would deliver Knights of the Old Republic 3, but it was still far too early for EA to say anything official. Now that the cat is out of the bag, so to speak, all signs are pointing towards a full reveal at E3 2014.

Are you happy that BioWare is making Knights of the Old Republic 3? Were you hoping they might use the Star Wars license for something different?

Source: BioWare

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  1. Nah. Games are on computers, computers are connected almost without exception. Get used to it.

    • True they are connected, and “you” think that’s a good idea, but that’s the perspective offered by a blind entity, not a person, much less an individual. Recognition of self does not come through shared experience no matter how hard the advertising says otherwise, and the better games that made people do 3 seconds of reflecting (the slang term is naval gazing) brought people in the game community up against a rather sharp conclusion. They don’t like the real world, or a game that reflects the realities of the real world. They like the happy ending, or the one who ends up with all the gold, or the everquest, but things like Halo Reach or ME3 or anything you can think of that ends with you not having all the answers and dying while trying are not accepted by the hive, and so “you” insulate yourselves in the idea that the world is interconnected and that’s the best way for it to be, because “you” all feel better with the strength in numbers…but the truth is you are all still alone on your couches…and its just a headset, and a really cool sharp TV screen…and a pre-canned set of sounds. Entertainment is SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT!! It allows you to exceed the limitations of your locations, while providing you with the chance to do something extraordinary. Take the Marvel Comics for example…why do “you” like superheros so much drone?

  2. It has just reached me, but very disappointing… I think it was the first and the last time I have ever entered here

  3. Really? Not cool playing with our hearts like that. KOTOR was my first Xbox game back when I was like 7 or 8, I would kill to see a direct sequel not the monstrosity they call the MMO.
    Dont tease us like that, KOTOR has and will continue to be, my favorite RPG

    • I have to agree i would prefer kotor more than watch dog or titan fall it was the best game i have ever played and i would do anything for that game to come on the next gen consle if it was remade because i have already beat kotor 1 and 2 5 times so i want a new story but same weapons and gameplay

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