Jedi Knight 2: Reborn is an HD Remake of the entire game using textures & models & custom animations, all recreated from scratch. The final version will include the single player as well as the multiplayer content/features of the original game.

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Recently my work has been featured on Reddit and as a result this mod has got quite some attention from many Jedi Knight enthusiasts. I would like to take a few minutes to answer some of your questions.

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like to take a few minutes to answer some of your questions. In addition I got a few things to say concerning my work and the remake itself.

Recently my work has been featured on Reddit and as a result this mod has got quite some attention from many Jedi Knight enthusiasts from all over the world. Over the past 4 weeks, I got hundreds of emails from the USA, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and the UK. Many Jedi Knight fans voiced themselves, wished me luck and apparently are looking forward to a fast release. Some of the emails contained criticism, a few were slightly depressive. With so many emails to read, it takes a few days for me to get back to each one of you as I am trying to answer all of your questions.

Today I would like to sum a few things up and make clear what my objective with this remake is.

First off, I would like to thank Will F. for suggesting a proper name for this project. It shall now be called: Jedi Knight 2: Reborn, inspired by the foes Kyle Katarn faces off in the game.

I would also like to thank Jon Highsmith for contributing an awesome new logo for Jedi Knight 2: Outcast Reborn!

Which leads me to my first point. Everyone is invited to help, either via ModDB or Gaming-Nexus.net

Question 1: Why are you doing this? (JK2 does not need a remake!)
Answer: When Raven released the Source Code last year it triggered something in me, something that said: Give it a try and see how far you can get with it. I am not going for internet fame as some seem to believe. I never understood why the original Jedi Knight games never got an official remake or a sequel in all those years so I am actually trying to gather some attention towards those games. All of the Jedi Knight games have been great games, even now they are still playable and lots of fun. I agree with you, Jedi Knight 2: Outcast does not need a remake, but nonetheless I would love to see the series return with a fresh look & feel (ultimately by Raven itself).

Question 2: Disney got Star Wars, EA got Star Wars games, Raven got Jedi Knight rights, what are you going to do?
Answer (honest): Idk. If I get a cease and desist letter, be it. If I get contacted by any of these parties, I will try to talk with them and see where things go. Until then I will keep going.

Question 3: Are you serious?
Answer: No. If I was, I would be doomed to fail. I am not a one man army, and you can't create a game like JK2 without a dedicated team. I am working on this in my spare time, mostly on sundays. I appreciate all the help and support I get, but I am not working on this 24/7 and I am not rushing things.

Question 4: Quake Arena Engine? Unreal 4 Engine? Cry Engine?
Answer: Unity Engine

Question 5: Why Unity?!?
Answer: Because I know how to use it and because it streamlines many processes so you can actually tackle a rather mid-sized project like this, without a team of 25 dedicated developers.

Question 6: Would have looked better in Unreal/CryEngine though!
Answer: It's not the game engine, it's the art. I won't dive in this discussion. But for those who think they can do better, I got a sweet deal for you: Given that I ever manage to finish anything of this and given the project does not get shut down, I will release all the source files I created, so you can assemble them in your engine of choice.

Question 7: So what's the plan?
Answer: Finish the first level, then proceed to the next one.

Question 8: When will you release it?
Answer: When it's done. To be honest I would compare this to the Black Mesa project, takes some time but in the end it will be there.

Question 9: Platforms?
Answer: Windows, Linux and Mac.

Question 10: Localization?
Answer: Currently english only.

Question 11: Multiplayer?
Answer: After the sp.

Question 12: Carbon Copy?
Answer: No. As some areas will be tweaked and enhanced, I wouldn't dare call it a carbon copy.

That's it for now I guess, I appreciate your support and I am happy to hear your feedback so leave a comment below, write an email or join the forums!

May the force be with you!

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend

Oh! I never knew that this was going to be a standalone game. Also you got featured on a NCIX video a few weeks ago. (I can try finding it for you if you want me to)

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JDB_Artist Author
JDB_Artist

I would appreciate it! :)

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend

Youtube.com hopefully the link works.

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JDB_Artist Author
JDB_Artist

Thanks!

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Altureus
Altureus

I'm glad you are tackling this project. Even though I think you'd be better off remaking the first Jedi knight game as that one is badly in more need of a remake than this one, I'll take what I can get. :)

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JDB_Artist Author
JDB_Artist

Altureus, I currently only own JK2 Outcast, that's the main reason I focus on this one instead of the others. :)

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Judicat0r
Judicat0r

I wish you best luck. Keep it going.

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JDB_Artist Author
JDB_Artist

Thank you for your kind words! Your support is appreciated!

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3snake
3snake

looks awesome

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KiraImmortal
KiraImmortal

good luck man! one of the most promising mods in development what i've seen in the last years :)

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JDB_Artist Author
JDB_Artist

wow, thank you! I am delighted!:)

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evgenidb
evgenidb

What programming languages you'll be using? As far as I know, Unity supports at least 3: C#, JavaScript, and Boo (I believe it was some kind of a Python dialect).

Tracking, by the way.

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JDB_Artist Author
JDB_Artist

C#, thanks for asking I will add it to the FAQ.

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coolinb123
coolinb123

I can dig the title. It works well

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dumpydoodaa
dumpydoodaa

I like the name ,and too many people moan and whinge about game engines.
Forgetting ,it's the game play that comes first.
Well...it does for me .

as long as it runs well on older computers :)

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JaY2gO
JaY2gO

I just discovered this and I have to say I'm impressed. To discover one of my favourite Star Wars gems to being so polished like this really does bring joy to my heart, considering all the hours I have spent with this game.
I wish I could support you with this better than just tracking and waiting/sharing, in means of retexturing and programming but unfortunately I'm not familiar with these matters and I have not much free time to spent on learning these either.
Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to the results of this project of which I think (considering the given media) will be phenomenal. Take your time with this and make sure to have fun working on this!
Good luck.

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