For fans of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, this day just got a lot better. Without much fanfare, Aspyr Media (in partnership with LucasArts and Disney) have rolled out the update on Steam which includes a ton of new features and improvements. For a game over 10 years old (which is ancient in video games), it’s a surprising development.
Continue reading see a listing of some of the new features included in the update.
Here’s information about the original game:
Five years after the events from the award winning Star WarsÂ® Knights of the Old Republicâ„¢, the Sith Lords have hunted the Jedi to the edge of extinction and are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic. With the Jedi Order in ruin, the Republicâ€™s only hope is a lone Jedi struggling to reconnect with the Force. As this Jedi, you will be faced with the galaxyâ€™s most dire decision: Follow the light side or succumb to the darkâ€¦
â€¢ Follow up to the acclaimed and original Star WarsÂ® Knights of the Old Republicâ„¢.
â€¢ Choose from three different classes of Jedi, each with access to specific Jedi abilities.
â€¢ Choose the light or the dark side of the Force as you progress through the story.
â€¢ The choices you make will affect your character, those in your party and those who may join you in your quest.
And here’s a list of the new features that have been added:
â€¢ 37 achievements to be earned through gameplay
â€¢ Steam Cloud saves
â€¢ Native widescreen resolution support
â€¢ Resolution support up to 4K and 5K
â€¢ Support for controllers, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation
3, and PlayStation 4, along with several others (check the system requirements for details)
â€¢ Steam Workshop support! We proudly worked with the Restored Content Mod Team to have their famous TSLRCM up on launch day
â€¢ A “Force Speed Effects” option in the menu.
Fans on Steam were elated as over 200 supporters gave a thumbs up to the news. Could this be a trend to bring classic fan favorite games back from the dead? Would you be willing to go back to an aged game if it got updated like this?
Star Wars: KOTOR II is now available on PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam.