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News video games 22 November 2023, 00:03

Work on KOTOR Remake Halted, Reports Reliable Source [Update: Jason Schrier Counters]

More reports suggest that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake has been cancelled. Their source is popular industry journalist Jeff Grubb.

Source: Lucasfilm Ltd.


In a counter to the original message, Jason Schreier spoke out. The information he obtained shows that work on the game is underway, nevertheless he cannot confirm that the game will actually be released. The sources of this news are two employees of Saber Interactive, the current developer of KOTOR's remake. At the same time, new reports were provided by Jeff Grubb. He claims in the latest videoon YouTube, that Sony is no longer involved in the project.

Original news (November 17)

I bring bad news for Star Wars fans who are looking forward to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake. There are further reports on the web, suggesting that work on the game has been completely halted.

Given that their source is Jeff Grubb - a popular industry journalist who has repeatedly provided reliable information - one can have quite a reason to worry. The remake of the first KotOR was one of the main topics of today's episode of Game Mess Mornings (see link below).

The fragment of interest begins at 56:30, in which Grubb recalled the words of Lars Wingefors, CEO of the Embracer Group, which owns the rights to the brand, who stated at an investor meeting a few days ago that he had "nothing to say about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake" because anything that comes out of his mouth on the issue "immediately becomes a headline."

Then - at 57:39 - Grubb adds:

"To clarify this, I will say: this game is currently not being made. Work has completely stopped, the game is not being developed by any studio."

The journalist stressed that he is 100 percent sure about this. Recall that initially Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake was being developed by studio Aspyr Media, but last year the project was handed over to Saber Interactive.

Assuming that this developer is indeed no longer responsible for the remake of KotOR, there is a shadow of a chance that the project will be handed over to yet another studio belonging to the Embracer Group. Nevertheless, given that Sony has recently hidden the game's trailer published on YouTube more than two years ago - explaining that the license for the music track used in it had supposedly expired - what the community saw as a decision to cancel the project, one can assume the worst.

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