Suicide Squad director James Gunn has dubbed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic “the greatest game of all time.“
Gun recently took to Twitter to sing the BioWare RPG’s praises while also stating that it’s his favourite thing from the Star Wars universe:
“I see KOTOR is trending, which it should, as it’s still the greatest video game of all time. It is my favorite Star Wars thing out of all Star Wars games, movies, TV shows, toys, and comics.”
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was first released in 2003 for the original Xbox and PC. It features BioWare’s signature RPG experience, encased in a Star Wars story that’s drenched in historic lore.
The game also received a sequel, subtitled “The Sith Lords“, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and an MMORPG successor in the form of Star Wars: The Old Republic. While The Old Republic is still an active MMO today, the main series of games has been dormant since 2004.
In response to Gunn’s tweet, fans lamented the series’ absence while sharing their own Star Wars related takes.
Gunn was also asked if he could try and make a Knights of the Old Republic movie. The director’s response is somewhat perfect, especially if you’re sick of every video game being converted for cinema.
“Just because it’s a perfect video game doesn’t mean it needs to be a movie,” replied Gunn.
Earlier this year, we heard rumours that a new Knights of the Old Republic game could be on the way. The information came from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who has been a reliable source in the past.
Developed by Aspyr Media, the new Star Wars game also won’t be a remaster, which means we could be getting a true Knights of the Old Republic sequel.
Who knows, perhaps James Gunn’s bold Knights of the Old Republic statement will help bring the series back. As a fan of Knights of the Old Republic 2, I’d personally love to see Obsidian Entertainment pick up the Star Wars mantle once again.
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