Knights of The Old Republic, or KoTOR, is in our opinion the best Star Wars game ever made. It was released in 2003 and it’s a game that’s considered by many the golden standard of Star Wars games. Amazing graphics (for its time), many customization options but above all an impressive storyline that many still talk about. It was only a matter of time before fans decided to update the game.
Apeiron is a full conversion mod of the original KoTOR. It adds content, new worlds, missions, HUD, inventory, items, and customization options. It’s being developed by a small indie studio using Unreal Engine 4 and once it’s released it’s going to be 100% free to the public.
Apeiron, a KoToR remake releases impressive new Taris Undercity footage
Poem studios have released a number of different tweets showing their progress in the game. Taris Underworld is one of the most memorable worlds in the game. Poem studios released a short-video recently covering their work on this location.
— Apeiron Game (@apeiron_kotor) May 21, 2018
In addition to the video above, the team also posted an equally interesting video dealing with swoop racing. In it, you can see one of the developers of the game experimenting with game physics. Nevertheless, one can certainly see that all aspects of the original game will be available.
— Apeiron Game (@apeiron_kotor) May 22, 2018
What’s also interesting is the fact that the team is not only improving on the original. They’re also adding extra functionality. For example, 1st & 3rd person cams and a deeper customization system.
The team is looking for volunteers to help with their efforts in many different disciplines. You obviously need to have some experience with the Unreal Engine to help out. There are a number of different positions available posted on Apeiron’s website.
Obviously, the most important question is when this will become available for use. The studio hasn’t made any formal announcements but we will certainly be keeping a close look on their progress.
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