Of all the games on Steam needing of a patch, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords was probably the last I’d ever expect to see. But here we are, a whole ten years after its release, and Obsidian has released an official, modder assisted patch that helps it take one step closer to the masterpiece that it almost was.
The patch is available through the Steam release, and it will add a whole new batch of bonuses to the main game including:
• 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
• Steam Workshop support! We proudly worked with the Restored Content Mod Team to have their famous TSLRCM up on launch day
In addition to these upgrades, fans have also restored all of The Sith Lord’s cut content. The game is pretty infamous for being released before it was finished, and much of the planned DLC Obsidian had in mind, back before DLC even became a “thing” on consoles, was never fully implemented in the final product. Files have leaked over the years though, and you’ll finally be able to make it to these planets. What you can do there, though, I don’t know.
Sadly, the new patch doesn’t add a proper ending to the game. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords is one of the best Star Wars games ever created, but it will forever live in the shadow of its towering predecessor because of its rushed launch. This patch takes us one step closer to seeing what could have been if Microsoft, LucasArts and Obsidian had let it cook for a few more months.
On a brighter note, all Obsidian has to do is fire up a Kickstarter for a proper ending, and maybe we’ll see one. The company always kills it on Kickstarter.