The project has been delayed indefinitely. Things keep going from bad to worse. What is the situation with the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?
A remake has been in the works for over three years now for one of the most highly rated Star Wars games of all time, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The trailer was revealed all the way back in September 2021. Fans were ecstatic as the reveal trailer showed off a brief but exciting showcase of the character, Darth Revan, voiced over by actor Jennifer Hale.
The game was set to be released at the end of 2022, and everything seemed to be going smoothly. However, on July the 26th of this year, an article from Jason Schreier over at Bloomberg showed that couldn’t be any further from the truth.
The article touched upon many shattering truths about the development cycle for the game, but there were a few major points that really just show how bad the development has been for this game. Firstly, and most importantly, the game has now been delayed indefinitely and the developers have said a more realistic target would now be 2025 potentially.
This was due to the following response: after Aspyr sent off a vertical slice, which is a demo of the game to be shown to production partners, which allows publishers to see where the game is at in terms of development (Lucasfilm and Sonygroup Corp.), after the vertical slice was sent off, most shockingly, the company then proceeded to fire design director Brad Prince and art director Jason Minor the following week. Aspyr studio heads reported to the staff that the vertical slice “wasn’t where they wanted it to be” and that the project would be paused.
Finally, to round things out, many are extremely uncertain of what the future actually holds for the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as it has been stated that studio heads over at Aspyr told employees that they were going to be looking for new projects and taking other development opportunities as a studio. And it’s been rumored that Saber Interactive, who joined up with Aspyr in May to work with them on the development cycle for the game, may take over the project completely now.
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