Beloved N64 tie-in game Star Wars Episode 1: Racer could be getting a full remake in the near future. Considering the game saw a recent remaster for modern consoles, this news comes as a huge surprise to Star Wars fans everywhere.
Fans first spotted this rumour on the GamingLeaksAndRumors subreddit, where an anonymous poster claims this reboot is in early development. While the poster calls it a remaster, it’s expected to be an in-depth one with better graphics, gameplay, and audio. Expect it to be similar to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy where it's fundamentally the same but prettier.
It was also hinted that Aspyr Media would be handling the Star Wars Episode 1: Racer remake, which makes sense. The company has been re-releasing older Star Wars games for a while now, including the original port of Racer.
Aspyr was also supposed to work on the Knights of the Old Republic PS5 remake but rumours claim that the project has been moved to Saber Interactive. While it hasn’t been confirmed, reports claim that Sony and Disney were disappointed with Aspyr’s progress. However, as of this writing, the company’s website claims it’s still making or publishing the game.
Hopefully, Aspyr Media does a bit better with the Star Wars Episode 1: Racer remake. Fans loved the sense of speed and then-impressive graphics, so Aspyr has expectations to live up to. Then again, whatever they end up making, it will be better than all of the Star Wars prequels.
Due to the lack of news, fans should take this with a grain of salt since no credible sources have been named. Since this is a Star Wars property, expect the news to come with some fanfare, assuming we get an actual announcement.
Curious fans can pick up the original Star Wars Episode 1: Racer on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Hardcore players can try to get the original N64 game but good luck with that.