KEY POINTS

  • The new game will reportedly use elements from the original "Knights of the Old Republic" games to make canon
  • Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy previously commented about Lucasfilm working on something related to "Knights of the Old Republic" during 2019's Star Wars Celebration
  • The game has been described as a loose-sequel and a general reboot by sources 

EA and Lucasfilm reportedly are working on a new game that serves as a loose reboot of “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.”

The report from Cinelinx says EA has reportedly restarted development of the game to “integrate elements” into “Star Wars” official canon. One source reportedly described the game as somewhere between a remake and “re-imagining” using elements from the first two “Knights of the Old Republic” games. However, another source reportedly said the game can be thought of more as a “sequel of sorts.”

Elements at EA’s disposal include Darth Revan, who was not considered canon after Disney’s 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm, and the Mandalorian War, which has been teased in shows like “Star Wars Rebels.”

Cinelinx’s report falls in line with previous comments by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy during Star Wars Celebration last April. While vague, she assured fans something was in the works based on “Knights of the Old Republic.”

“You know, we talk about that all the time,” Kennedy said. “Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn't start to feel like too much.”

It has also been rumored that the next “Star Wars” film will be set during what’s called the “High Republic Era,” roughly 400 years before the “Skywalker Saga.” While not the “Old Republic,” it offer glimpse of a character like Yoda in his younger days as a Jedi.

KOTOR 2 An epic light-saber battle is seen in "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2." Photo: http://store.steampowered.com/app/208580/