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Youtuber Unreal cinema he has a dream and that dream is simple: remake the cinematics from Knights of the Old Republic to Unreal Engine 5 and make them look amazing. He has even gotten the head of Lucasfilm Games that the lawyers won’t do. Rest assured, relax and imagine that you are twenty years younger and KOTOR always had that look.
The big warning, of course, is that Unreal Cinema has to do with cinematography, and this project is only about making a KOTOR mini-series from the game's scenes: it's not a game, nor will it be. And the chances of getting a proper KOTOR remaster are likely to be basically non-existent, as it's part of the "old" Star Wars tradition and Disney doesn't like it. This is still a little painful for me: imagine throwing Timothy Zahn's wonderful novels in favor of the total rubbish that was the sequel trilogy. Ahem.
Unreal Cinema also has several videos showing the process of rebuilding scenes from the game, and below you can see what the Ancient Ruins look like (spoiler: brilliant).
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The mini-series consists of ten episodes of various lengths and the creator also has a video that explains what happened when he arrived at Lucasfilm Games. Essentially, he was told to move on, under certain self-explanatory conditions: no footage of the films, no direct funding for the project, making it clear that it’s a fan project and all that jazz.
One of those where we can just look, salivate and wonder what could have been. KOTOR has a cry like the the best Star Wars game ever made, not necessarily in terms of moment-to-moment action, but in terms of how it made this universe feel exciting and fresh again: it's something Star Wars needs more than May. We’ll just have to see this and keep dreaming, while Lucasfilm Games continues to pump digitally aged Lukes and palimpsests of past glories.