Obsidian's classic role-playing game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II has received its first official patch in a decade, bringing widescreen support, cloud save functionality, Steam Workshop support, and OS X and Linux versions along for the ride.
Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Lucasarts as the sequel to BioWare's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, KOTOR II launched in 2004 was well-received - but not, sadly, enough to receive a planned third entry in the series. It was last officially updated in 2005, but many bugs remained - leading to a fan-patch in 2009 which fixed several issued and restored content that had been cut from the final release. Since then, however, the title has languished - until now.
Noted porting giant Aspyr has teamed up with LucasArts and new corporate overlord Disney Interactive to produce the first official patch for the game in more than a decade. Exclusively available on Steam, the patch adds various Steam-related functionality including support for mods installed through Steam Workshop - including the 2009 Restored Content Mod - 37 achievements and cloud save support. The engine, too, is overhauled, featuring support for resolutions up to 5K and native widescreen support.
The biggest news, however, comes in the first official support for the game on OS X and Linux, where it can be installed as a native application through their own Steam clients. To celebrate, the game is now 25 per cent off - £5.24 instead of £6.99 - or it can be purchased as part of the expansive (and expensive) 14-item Star Wars Collection at £75.99.
More information is available on the game's Steam page