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The new "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" will fit into Disney's newly established canon. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Developer BioWare Austin is said to be working on a new “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” game. Now, an industry insider has added fuel to the flame by stating that the developer is doing exactly just that.

This all started with game journalist Liam Robertson on his Patreon-exclusive podcast. During the said podcast, Robertson said that BioWare Austin is now exclusively working on “Star Wars” games for the indefinite future.

“What they’re currently working on right now — and I have this on good authority — is a sort of remake/revival of ‘Knights of the Old Republic,’” Robertson said, according to Game Rant. “I don’t know when this is set to come out, but it has been in development for a little while now.”

Robertson also said that BioWare will redo the game saying that the developer is “wiping the slate clean.” The developer is apparently doing this so that the new “Knights of the Old Republic” will fit in nicely into the new “Star Wars” canon established by Disney after it acquired the franchise.

The game journalist admitted that he doesn’t really know how the game will end up in terms of continuity since BioWare originally started developing the game as a revival/remake. But now, it does seem like the game will be “its own thing.” Finally, Robertson firmly said that BioWare is prototyping the new “Knights of the Old Republic.”

The original “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” was released back in 2003 for Microsoft’s Xbox and Windows PCs. It was followed by two sequels: “Knight of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords” in 2004 and “Star Wars: The Old Republic” in 2011.

All of these games are now considered to be part of “Star Wars Legends” continuity and are no longer canon. It would make sense for Disney to completely remake the game series so that it would fit with all the new comics, books and other video games.

Rumors of a remake of the original has actually been circulating for years now, but Robertson has a history of providing concrete information when it comes to rumors such as this, as pointed out by Game Zone.