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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 3 should be developed by Baldur's Gate 3 team, says dev

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 3 should be developed by Baldur's Gate 3 team, says dev

Dragon Age writer wants Baldur's Gate 3 studio developer Knights of the Old Republic 3

BioWare is one of the most beloved RPG studios in the video game industry pumping out iconic classics such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the criminally underrated, Jade Empire.

The studio is also responsible for the original two Baldur’s Gate titles, the original Mass Effect trilogy, and of course the Dragon Age series. Sadly in recent years, as team members departed, BioWare has become a shadow of its former self releasing catastrophic flops such as Anthem. What’s more, despite not being a totally bad game in my opinion (after a series of post-launch updates), 2017’s Mass Effect: Andromeda had lost much of the series spark garnered during the Commander Shephard era.

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BioWare does have a chance of rising from the ashes with the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf and Mass Effect 5 being on the way. Whether the studio can return to its former glory, remains to be seen. However, one developer that has claimed all the glory lately, especially in the RPG genre, is Larian Studios with Baldur’s Gate 3.

Recently, Baldur’s Gate 3 not only claimed a well-deserved Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2023, but it also finished in the top 10 of GAMINGbible’s greatest video games of this year.

In our review of Baldur’s Gate 3, our Ewan Moore said: “I have gleefully joined the ranks of Baldur’s Gate 3’s evangelical, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In a year groaning under the weight of so many exemplary games, it is frankly astounding to me how much taller Baldur’s Gate 3 looms over the rest of the pack. I’m not sure we’ll ever see anything quite like it again.”

In 2021, LucasGames announced that a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is on the way. Yet, rather than being developed by its original studio BioWare, it is instead being handled by Aspyr, a studio known for remasters and mobile ports. Unfortunately, a year after its announcement, there were rumblings that the Knights of the Old Republic remake was in trouble. Reports of the remake being in trouble did not end in the months that followed and it’s now believed that the remake has been cancelled, despite fans holding on to a glimmer of hope.

It’s unclear at this time whether the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake will ever see the light of day with many believing that the project was always going too big for Aspyr to handle. If the remake were to be rebooted or even with a release of Knights of the Old Republic III, other than the original BioWare developers, perhaps no studio would be better suited to give the Knights of the Old Republic series the respect that it deserves more than Larian Studios, and a former Dragon Age writer agrees.

Responding to a tweet from PC Gamer, David Gaider who not only worked on the first three Dragon Age titles but also the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic believes that Larian Studios would be a perfect fit for the beloved sci-fi RPG property.

“Can you imagine Knights of the Old Republic III, done Larian-style? The idea of my beloved HK-47 being resurrected, mascot-style, to flail his arms and shout "meatbag!" a lot wouldn't thrill me... but everything else about that idea makes me go,” tweeted Gaider. I’m all for this, especially for the return of the sinister yet charming HK-47 droid.

Will we ever see Larian Studios develop a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game? At this point, it’s probably just wishful thinking. However, if we all become one with the Force, it might happen one day.

Featured Image Credit: Larian Studios/LucasGames

Topics: Star Wars, Knights Of The Old Republic, Bioware, Baldur's Gate 3, PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Dragon Age