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News video games 24 May 2023, 21:49

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Fear for KotOR Remake Intensifies; Embracer CEO Leaves 'No Comment'

The fate of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake remains uncertain. When asked by investors, Embracer Group's CEO refused to even comment on the game's situation.

The return of the iconic KotOR seems to be a long way off. Although since the announcement of the game's refresh it has been more than a year and a half, Embracer Group's CEO still has nothing to say about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake.

Lars Wingefors was asked about the project during a recent investor call (via Stephen Totilo on Twitter). Hardly surprising, given that since work on the title (which was taken away from Asper and handed over to the Saber Interactive) there has been basically no mention of the project.

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Source: Stephen Totilo / Twitter.

Unfortunately, Wingerfors said nothing about how the game's development is going. The Embracer Group CEO even stated that he did not intend to give "any more comments" regarding the status of work on the refresh of KotOR.

One might be deluded to think that Wingerfors didn't want to spoil the surprise of showing the game at any of the upcoming presentations, such as the THQ Nordic: Digital Showcase 2023. Unfortunately, this would be rather over-optimistic. According to recent rumors there is little chance of the game's debut even in the next year, much less the release of a new trailer in the coming months.

It is possible that we could learn a little more. Stephen Totilo points out (via Twitter) that Wingerfors had started his statement with "I don't want to...". At that point he was interrupted by one of his interlocutors, and only after that did the Embracer Group de facto CEO refuse to comment.

Perhaps Wingerfors just wanted to say that he didn't want to comment on work on the project, or he would have at least revealed whether the game was still being developed. Unfortunately, as things stand, even the latter question remains unanswered.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).