Knights of the Old Republic Remake reportedly not in active development

Knights of the Old Republic Remake reportedly not in active development

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Following change in developer.

KOTOR protagonist Darth Revan holding a red Lightsaber glowing in the dark

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The fate of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is once again up in the air, after a new report that the game is not currently being worked on at developer Saber Interactive.

Development of the KOTOR remake has been rocky since it was first announced, and last week Lars Wingefors, CEO of Saber owner Embracer, refused to comment on the state of the game during an earnings presentation.

In response to this, Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb has stated the game is “not being worked on right now” according to sources close to the project. “Full stop, this game is not being worked on in any way at any studio.”

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Referring to Sony scrubbing KOTOR Remake trailers from the internet in September 2023, which the company said was due to music licenses expiring, Grubb said those who’ve been eagerly awaiting updates on the game are probably not surprised. “Just to 100 percent confirm it,” he reiterated, “this game is not being worked on right now.”

In July 2022, it was reported KOTOR Remake was “delayed indefinitely” after initial developer Aspyr (also owned by Embracer) fired the game’s art director and design director. The following month, Aspyr was removed from the project entirely and development was expected to be handled by one of Saber Interactive’s Eastern European studios instead.

This update on the game’s development is not what fans who are eagerly awaiting the game would like to hear, of course, but it’s a logical conclusion given Sony’s attempts to scrub it off the internet and Embracer’s refusal to comment on its existence. Regardless of whether this means it’s simply been shelved for now or has outright been cancelled, one thing seems certain – the KOTOR Remake isn’t coming anytime soon.

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