Surprise, surprise! Seemingly out of the blue, Knights of the Old Republic II has just received a huge update patch on Steam 10 years after its 2005 release. Fans of the non-MMO Old Republic games have been modding and tweaking both the first game and the sequel for years. Knights of the Old Republic II has received a lot of attention from modders due its rushed completion and disabled storyline and features. The biggest work was contained in “The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod” which resurrected additional story, dialogue and worlds hidden within the source code.
If you were worried that this unexpected update would render your mod content unusable, fear not. In the update announce from Aspyr, who worked in partnership with Disney and LucasArts, Knights of the Old Republic II now has full Steam Workshop support, and The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod is one of the first entries available. Check out the new features as listed on the Steam update page below:
• 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 ;)
Steam Cloud isn’t too big of deal, but some people appreciate it as a safeguard to backing up savegame files. Controller support also seems like a bridge for previous console players. However, the Workshop and native widescreen support are big. Widescreen was not native on both Knights of the Old Republic games, and enabling it required some work-arounds that often left the game unstable.
This is certainly an interesting surprise for fans of the series, many whom of which have been clamoring for another single player RPG experience in the world and settings of the Old Republic. While a 3rd sequel still seems unlikely due to the changing of ownership of Star Wars IPs and the dissolution of LucasArts, this is sure be seen as a sign to some. In other words Kotor II and Half-Life 3 confirmed.