Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Being Remade in Unreal Engine 4 [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] Game director Taylor Trotter replied to GameSpot’s request for comment on the first-person view seen in the images below.

“While Apeiron is a remake of Knight of the Old Republic we also wanted to add things that the original didn’t have. One of those things is giving the player a choice to switch between 1st and 3rd person. The functionality is already in the game and the player simply has to press their [F] key to change the POV. The screenshots are in first person because I wanted to display the surroundings, but if you catch the dev stream I cycle between the two often.”

The original story follows:

The beloved BioWare-developed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is being treated to an Unreal Engine 4 remake. The team developing it are adding new missions, worlds, and more.

Apeiron, the title of the Knight of the Old Republic “reboot,” is being developed by indie gaming group Poem Studios with help from fans of the Star Wars RPG. The team has posted pictures of areas Endar Spire and Tatooine, and you can see them for yourself above.

The Apeiron website answers a couple questions that interested players might have, like is making a Star Wars game like this legal? According to the remake’s developer, the game being made is totally fine, while selling it isn’t. That means when the remake releases, it’ll be 100 percent free.

If you want to make donations towards the creation of Apeiron, the team isn’t accepting them yet.

“We are looking to have a larger portion of the game finished and polished before there is any kind of monetary backing,” the developer wrote on its website.

The studio has been livestreaming its development on Twitch, and you can visit the Star Wars remake’s website here.

Not much is known about Apeiron, but the images released have shown a first-person view of some of the environments. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords offered players the ability to look around in a first-person perspective, but you couldn’t actually play through the game in that way.

We’ve reached out to the development team and will update this story as we receive more information.

In related news, Knights of the Old Republic II was updated last year with content that developer Obsidian had never added to the final game.

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