The developers behind the tantalizing remake of BioWare’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic RPG, are still at it and offering new updates on the project.
Fan remakes might not be an infrequent occurrence in the world of video games, but it is notable when one comes along with an unusual amount of polish or promise attached to it. The fact that Apeiron, an indie developer composed of Poem Studios and other independent Star Wars fans, has crafted an intriguing fan remake of a title as beloved as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has made the project a must-watch, however.
The remake, called Apeiron by the developers but very much a port of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic content and worlds, has been at the periphery of gaming news whenever new evidence of its progress surfaces. Part of that is because fan remakes have a history of being cancelled by publishers when they get too popular – there’s a tangible sense of anxiety on behalf of everyone looking forward to the Knights of the Old Republic remake. Apeiron took to Twitter to confirm that the project is still happening, however, even showcasing a bit of how third-person camera angles will look in the remake:
It might not be a lot of new information to go on, but ever since the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was announced, long-suffering fans of the series have been eager for any and all updates on the project. Apeiron is clearly making progress, although it might be slower than some would have hoped. Luckily for those with the talent and time to spare, Apeiron is taking volunteers to help speed the remake along at their official website.
For those worried about Apeiron getting sued and having to stop production, it’s at least partially reassuring that the remake’s website, under the header of “Is This Legal?”, has responded with “we believe so”. Given the clamor for a Knights of the Old Republic remake from fans, it’s surprising that the void hasn’t already been filled by an official release or announcement from BioWare. If BioWare has no plans to pursue a remake of the RPG, though, perhaps Apeiron will be left to their own devices free from any legal troubles.
In the meantime, gamers will simply have to wait and see what Apeiron is able to do with a title that is easily one of the best Star Wars games ever created. Although we haven’t seen much, if the combat ends up as pretty as the game world, the Knights of the Old Republic remake could be a massive hit waiting to happen.
What do you think of the third-person camera and world environment showcased in the Twitter update? Do you think Apeiron’s project can go the distance? Let us know in the comments below.