Well, this is a welcome surprise. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II received a major update today. Updates are always nice, but updates to a ten year old game aren’t something we see every day.

New features include:

– 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 😉

Aspyr partnered with Disney and LucasArts to put this update together. The developers could have stopped there and it would have been awesome.

But, they went a little further. Have a Mac? Now you can play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords on it. Aspyr also ported the game over to Linux.

Aspyr is no stranger to bringing games over to Mac. They are known for working on Mac ports of previous Call of Duty games and Sid Meier’s Beyond Earth and its upcoming expansion, Rising Tide.

Aspyr also worked with the Restored Content Mod Team to bring their popular TSLRCM to Steam Workshop. The Restored Content Mod took years of work and includes tons of bug fixes and content Obsidian (the original developer) developed, but didn’t include in the game’s official release.

In celebration of today’s update, the price has been knocked down to $7.50. Not as cheap as recent Steam sales, but well worth the price if you’ve never played the game before. Or, if you’re like me – want to relive a fantastic game with native widescreen support. Plus, I’ve never tried the Restored Content Mod.

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