It was just shy of five years ago that Aspyr Media brought BioWare's classic 2003 Star Wars open-world RPG Knights of the Old Republic [$4.99] for the iPad in an enhanced mobile version, as well as ten years just after its original release it was (and is) nevertheless on the list of finest Star Wars games ever created. Later that year Aspyr added in iPhone assistance for KOTOR on mobile, and since then the game has been a fairly substantial results inside the mobile gaming globe. That results of course brought inquiries as to whether we'd see its sequel, Knights with the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords, at some point hit mobile as well. In May of 2015 an ESRB rating and listing for KOTOR 2 on mobile got every person all excited, as well as the following July Aspyr asked fans to buy SWTOR credits and vote to show their enthusiasm and level of interest within a mobile port on the game. Spoiler alert: Folks definitely wanted it.
Fast forward to late April of 2016 as well as a significant price tag reduction for the original KOTOR on mobile led us to speculate that KOTOR 2 may be around the horizon. It also coincided with Aspyr releasing an completely huge update for the desktop version of KOTOR 2, which would have been a prime reason to leverage all of that operate into a mobile release. Effectively, here we are several years later and KOTOR 2 on mobile nonetheless hasn't happened, and primarily based on a note on Aspyr's weblog this week, it may by no means occur.
The blog post is just to let fans know what Aspyr might be up to with Star Wars Day (May possibly the 4th Be With You) coming up tomorrow. It'll include a hefty price reduction to all their Star Wars titles on each Steam along with the Mac App Retailer, at the same time as a 50% price tag reduction for Knights of the Old Republic on each iOS and Android. All fantastic points! The not-so-great part is in the bottom in the announcement, surrounded by those dastardly asterisks. It reads "KOTOR 2 mobile isn't around the horizon. Yes, we know you were gonna ask. Sorry." I guess if you are seeking to glean some sort of vibrant side to that statement, it's that "not on the horizon" is not a "definitely by no means coming" so I guess there's nevertheless the possibility that KOTOR 2 could make it to mobile. It doesn't sound pretty encouraging although. I get the sense that at this point Aspyr is fully on board with carrying out a KOTOR 2 mobile port, but there is some other element in play that's preventing them from performing so, and they are not capable to just outright say what which is. I am just speculating, but I get SWTOR Credits that feeling. At any rate, if you don't personal the original KOTOR on mobile yet, then surely grab it for half-off this Friday, and hopefully at some point in the future we'll have better news concerning a KOTOR 2 mobile version.