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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake has been 'delayed indefinitely'
The remake of the 2003 RPG appears to be stuck in development hell
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🖐️ Development of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is on hold
👋 Aspyr Media fired key members of staff in July and paused the project
📅 The game was due to release exclusively on PS5 in 2022
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake has been delayed indefinitely, according to sources close to the project.
Bloomberg has revealed that the timed PS5 and PC exclusive has been “delayed indefinitely” and is “in serious trouble.” Development at Aspyr Media is “on pause” after the studio fired Brad Prince and Jason Minor, the game’s art director and design director, shortly after showing a demo of the game to production partners Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC and Sony Group Corp.
According to Bloomberg, the firings were a shock to those working on the 2003 Star Wars RPG remake, as the team felt the project was on track and were excited about it. Unfortunately, Aspyr’s two studio heads thought otherwise.
The two studio heads told staff that the demo, known as a vertical slice, “wasn’t where they wanted it to be” and announced that the project was on hold until new development opportunities and contracts were found.
Aspyr had targeted a late 2022 launch for the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake, but “a more realistic” release date would have been 2025.
🌠 The dark side
Stars Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake would have been the first Star Wars console game to release outside EA’s previously exclusive, long-running partnership. EA’s deal ends in 2023, with the company’s next game being Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. It’s now likely that Ubisoft or Quantic Dream’s Star Wars games will arrive before the Knights of the Old Republic remake.
It’s fair to say EA’s Star Wars games have been a mixed bag. Titles such as Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 were criticized for relying heavily on microtransactions and lacking content at launch. However, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars: Squadrons were more warmly received by critics and players alike.
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