Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 Gets an Official Update
After nearly 11 years since it first debuted, Aspyr Media has launched a PC update for the Force-filled sequel to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Steam has received an official update for the massively-overlooked Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 (via Kotaku). There are some much-needed changes to the game that this update implements, such as being able to use modern controllers to play. The game is also getting 4K and 5K support for those with Sith Lord-level PC rigs. Knights of the Old Republic 2 first launched in late 2004 for the original Xbox and PC, taking place five years after the incident at the Star Forge with Darth Revan and Malak in the first game. Unfortunately, Obsidian's KOTOR sequel was criticized for its glitches (which also happened to Fallout: New Vegas). I still consider the first game my favorite of the two, but I thoroughly enjoyed playing as The Exile.
Here's a list of the new features being added by Aspyr Media:
- 37 achievements to be earned through gameplay
- Steam Cloud saves
- Native widescreen resolution support
- Resolution support up to 4K and 5K
- Support for controllers, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Playstation 4, along with several others (check the system requirements for details)
- Steam Workshop support! We proudly worked with the Restored Content Mod Team to have their famous TSLRCM up on launch day
- Oh... and we added a “Force Speed Effects” option in the menu ;)
The Restored Content Mod mentioned above is a project fans have been working on for years that tries to make the game what it intended to be. Unfortunately, KOTOR 2 was rushed for its release, and this mod fixes a lot of its major problems that Obsidian couldn't address in time. The mod adds multiple endings, fixes hundreds of bugs and adds the HK factory sequence that was cut from the game. This marks an opportune time to try the game out if you haven't yet as it's currently sitting at the discounted price of $7.49 on Steam.
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