Give "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" a 20th Anniversary Remake
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In July of 2023, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic will turn 20. Yes, you heard right. Knights of the Old Republic will be celebrating it's 20th Anniversary in just a few years time. The perfect time to release a remake of this classic game.
Originally released back in 2003 Knights of the Old Republic went on to win one-hundred-twenty-six awards. Forty-eight of which were various forms of Game of the Year Award, including Game Developers Choice Awards'' best game of the year, BAFTA Games Awards' best Xbox game, and IGN's Best Overall Game of the year. IGN also ranked Knights of the Old Republic 3rd on its list of the best films and video games of the 2000-2009 decade. By the time of 2007, it had sold over 3.2 million units. This game was a big deal when it came out and still is to many.
Most of you already know of the story of Knights of the Old Republic, so it's pretty unnecessary to go over it. You are here because you have played it, you know it's story and would like to see it remade for it's 20th Anniversary. The same story, but built from the ground up using a modern game engine and graphics for the upcoming generation of consoles: Xbox Series X and PS5. And of course PC.
I can't stress enough, don't change the story, don't take from the story either. As that will most likely upset and frustrate fans of the original. Please, leave the story as it is. Everything else though, can be built from the ground up. Game engines and graphics have came a long way since the early 2000's. Knights of the Old Republic's game engine was the Odyssey engine, since 2013 all games BioWare have developed made on EA DICE's Frostbite 3 engine. So imagine how a remake might look.
EA currently holds the licence to publish Star Wars games from Disney. BioWare developed the original 2003 game and it just so happens that EA is the parent company of BioWare. Which works out quite well for this petition, as we'd like BioWare to develop a remake. To go back to it. That being said. This petition will only be for the first Knights of the Old Republic, not it's sequel The Sith Lords. As that game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment which has been acquired by Microsoft and has become part of Microsoft Studios (now known as Xbox Game Studios). So I do apologise about that.
Now some of us are aware of EA's comments on Single Player games back in 2017. This may have changed after the release of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order in 2019. Not only was Jedi Fallen Order the fastest-selling digital launch for any Star Wars game within its first two weeks on sale but also more than 10 million units were sold by March 31, 2020. Exceeding EA's expectations. Showing that there is still a strong market for Single Player games. Something EA will take note on.
To make this a reality, we need to show that there is interest, an audience for a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for it to be taken seriously. And for it to be taken seriously, that audience needs to be big. Not just hundreds of thousands but millions. Yes millions. Minimum, this petition will need to surpass the units sold of the 2003 original of 3.2 million. Yeah, that's a lot. Perhaps even double. As it will need a massive backing to influence EA/Disney. But we can split this goal into milestones. For example by surpassing EA's Star Wars social media pages. Each one we surpass will show more interest and will gain further notice.
Yes Knights of the Old Republic is set within Legends, that this story is not Canon. But it should still be celebrated. It's an era that fans would like to see adapted to Film/TV. So why not test the waters in a way, to see if there's interest. As long as it has the Legends banner on it, people will understand. Fans will know the difference. Given the reputation of the 2003 original, it will sell and that's what this petition wants to prove. That there IS an audience for a remake. A game like this needs time to developed. So we're giving this petition exactly one year to do so, till July 15th 2021. One year to show that there IS an audience for this. The more supporters we gain, the better our chances.
So if your up for the challenge and would like to see Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remade for it's 20th Anniversary, please give this petition a sign and give it a share.
It won't be easy, but never tell a Star Wars fan the odds.
May the Force be with us all.
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